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Windows 10 Search (Indexing Options) Modify with PS, CMD or Registry.

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Hello,

I have a Windows 10 x64 machine that I'm trying to fix indexing for.

I need a automated way to clear out all current junk in Indexing options of control panel that are being indexed and only add Microsoft Outlook for FULL PROFILE  indexing and start the rebuild or update index process. View Attached File

I need to be able to do this with a script.
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Question by:Eugene Dunayev
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by:Davis McCarn
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Here is an article which includes a Fixit to reset search to its defaults; but, the overwhelming scuttlebutt after that is you should use the control panel applet to customize it.  It can be done with a GPO; but, that has had disastrous results.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/first-mvp-fix-it-troubleshooting-search-indexing-errors
BTW, I had a client with a nightmare in his search indexing and the culprit was the addition of a SharePoint site at a client he had visited.  It is listed in the control panel mail applet if it is there.
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by:Eugene Dunayev
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Yeah, this is just not enough for me.
That link is aver 5 years old and talks about Vista.
This is a windows 10 issue and by now I hope someone has a solution for this.

Thanks.
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The registry entries for Vista, 7, 8, and 10 are all the same so the fixit is still valid.  Did you check for the Sharepoint issue?
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by:Eugene Dunayev
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I'm looking to customize it, not a fix it solution.
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Then my best suggestion is that you get a utility such as regsnap, capture the registry settings when you set it up manually, add the entries needed to delete existing settings and to rebuild, and then merge that file to get what you want.
That seems to me to be the only way to safely accomplish your goal.
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