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Matlab 2020a - Search index not found

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Anthony Camacho
Anthony Camacho on 28 Oct 2020
Commented: Anthony Camacho on 5 Nov 2020
Hi,
I am installing Matlab 2020a on a number of computers and have found that occasionally the Help search functionality is not working when trying to use the locally installed documentation. On some computers after installation I get the following error when trying to search:-
Search index not found.
I am very new to Matlab so if anyone has an idea of why this is happening, I would be most grateful.
Thanks!
Edit: I am using Windows 10.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 29 Oct 2020
Sorry, I don't think I have any further ideas at this time. (I do not use Windows much.)

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Aman Vyas
Aman Vyas on 3 Nov 2020
Hi,
See https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/builddocsearchdb.html for re-creating the search database. Maybe this helps you to find the corresponding files in the help folders(see "recent versions" or "file history"). Maybe one of your functions overwrites them or you have shadowed a built-in function, such that the search fails?
Hope it helps !
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Anthony Camacho
Anthony Camacho on 5 Nov 2020
Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try.

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