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How to recreate indexes

What's a search index?

An index is what allows Curiosity to find files and messages. It's the basis of the search app.

If you're not seeing a search result you'd expect, recreating the search index can sometimes help.

How to recreate an index

You can recreate the following indexes in Curiosity:
General search (files, folders, messages)
Installed apps (e.g. to open PowerPoint or Slack)
Filters (the filters you use to narrow down your search results)
Commands (e.g. "shut down computer" or "new document")

To recreate an index:
In the left bar, click on the cog (⚙️) icon for Preferences
Scroll down to the section on Troubleshooting
Click the 🔄 button next to the index you'd like to recreat
Confirm you want to recreate the index

The app will re-create the index. You can choose to let the re-indexing run in the background.

Note indexing (1) General search can take some time if you have lots of files.

Updated on: 18/09/2022

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