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Windows Search - Windows 10 Service

Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Search
Service name:WSearch
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Search service is running as LocalSystem in its own process of SearchIndexer.exe. It doesn't share its process with other services. If Windows Search fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WSearch service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Search is unable to start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

If Windows Search is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Search

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsSearchWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the SearchIndexer.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.