Since I upgraded to Windows 10 I’m struggling to have my installed applications indexed in Start Menu. With applications installed via an installer it works fine but if I extract a program from an archive (like .zip or whatever) and place it manually to my Programs directory it’s not indexed.
I tried to add my Programs directory to the index but it took hours to index. Here is how I fixed it.
Check your current Indexing Options
Open you Start Menu and type index then click on Indexing Options.
Verify you have a least Start Menu in your indexed locations.
Add your application to Start Menu folder
Create a folder for the application you want to index
Create a shortcut for you application
Put the shortcut in the folder you created previously
Search for the application
It should work! ;)