Windows search stopped working, wont rebuild index Solved

  1.    12 Aug 2018 #1

    Windows search stopped working, wont rebuild index

    I foolishly got some viruses a few days ago. I cleaned it all out I think with malwarebytes and hitman pro, but one problem remains that windows search will not find any files. It finds programs like Steam, Firefox, etc and windows functions just fine but it won't find ANY actual files (i.e. word documents).

    When I open indexing options, I get this blank slate and it becomes completely unresponsive, I can't even open up advanced options. Imgur: The magic of the Internet

    Tried so far: Indexing trouble shooter, sfc /scannow found no problems, Used bat file to rebuild index here Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

    I'd like to figure this out without having to reinstall windows. Thanks :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Aug 2018 #2

    udpate: solved by system restore to an earlier date
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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