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Windows Search - Windows 7 Service

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

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Basic Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Premium Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Professional Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Ultimate Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Enterprise Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)

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 runs as LocalSystem in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the Windows Search fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WSearch service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Search will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Search

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsSearchWindows7.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 7 installation media.