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Restart the Windows Search Service

If you don’t want to go through all the steps below to restart the search service, you can simply restart the computer.

Restart Windows Search

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Administrative Tools in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Administrative Tools is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Open Service from the Administrative Tools window.

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  4. Highlight the Windows Search service and then click Restart in the top left of the Services window.

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