Indexing issue

G Kashyapi 1 Reputation point

Hello folks,

Some files are not found in search results even when it is present in Index location.
The indexed location is an UNC path.
File types are of cad file.

After testing search operation multiple times, sometimes results are found, sometimes it is not. The results are not consistent.
Did re-indexing but it is not the way we wanted because in some cases number of files on shared location is more that 50000 cad files. So its not a feasible solution.
Tried with registering customized Property handler dll but issue is still there.

Is there any way/additional API with which indexing will happen smoothly (without any additional efforts)


One more thing is if the cad file is newly created and saved but still open in application, it is not indexed and not found in search results.
Is there any way to index when the file is open in particular application.

Thanks in advance.

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    You can use the Microsoft Search API to index data. You can use Microsoft Graph to add custom items to search results in the Microsoft Search experience.

    Use the Microsoft Search API to index data

    Since you're having issues with searching files on your computer, we recommend that you rebuild the Windows Search index and check if the issue persists. You may refer to the steps below to verify indexed locations:

    Go to Control Panel.
    Find the section labeled Indexing Options.
    In the Indexing Options window, make sure that Windows is indexing the location of your files.
    Click the Modify button to see the list of all locations on your computer.
    Find the folder that contains the files that you will index.
    Check the box.
    Click OK.


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