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How to Start/Stop Windows Search service

Service name: WSearch

Display name: Windows Search


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

Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Search service from Services.msc

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type services.msc and press Enter

Locate Windows Search service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Windows Search service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

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