Knowledgebase: Start8
Start8 is not searching for all of my files
Posted by Ken Janeczko on 27 February 2014 03:21 PM

If the items you are expecting in a search are not appearing, please enable this feature in Start8:

Also, do a search for 'start8tweak' (alternately, it can be found in the Start8 install folder), run it, and make sure these options are enabled:

You are also going to want to make sure the Windows Search service is running:

And that the folders containing your files are included:


If you still find items are missing, do they show up in a Windows Modern UI search?

If you type in the full name, with the .extension in Start8, do they show then? Is the program you are searching for pinned on the taskbar or Start8?



If that still fails, please download and run the following utility:

This is a tool that we use to gather relevant log files and basic information about your computer. Once the utility finishes running, please send the .zip file it creates on the desktop to: Submit a ticket

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