So I searched how to search the start menu, and that led me here. You do not lose your Programs or Files. I copied it all there and in a few seconds everything was working as it should. He thought he must be doing something wrong. Edit: actually, checking after the fix, my indexing locations did pop up with a few entries, so I guess I do use indexing and it was related. Here are just some of them which you should try, and they might fix the issue for you.
This behavior is what prompted the question from our TechRepublic member. I really hope that Microsoft figure this out, because it is a fairly important feature. Above windows-10-repair site is the best solution and clean. I'd advise against doing anything drastic like reformatting your computer or editing the registry since this appears to be a widespread issue. There are several solutions to this problem; the best idea is to start with the easiest and move down the list if the problem persists.
When i click on start menu or search box, nothing happen. But the additional idea from above to cleanup the cortana settings first, and doing this over another user account to avoid any locks, is mentioned almost nowhere. I right-clicked and selected End Task which momentarily stopped the Search process in Task Manager and then it reappeared with as Search 3 , and now the search function seems to be working again! Search is working just find. Thanks again, you've been awesome. Also, be sure to have a look at more of our great Windows 10 help articles. By that I mean that if you perform a search and then click a document in the results, the search results close and are forgotten.
Specially, Cortana integration made it just awesome. With 55,000 new unique malware samples per day, no one program can keep up with it. I am also using one of the comment as another answer in case that didn't work for you. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it. This are my indexing options.
I just want to find my printer and scan a photo! What happened to the days when the Windows Start menu was just there? It took me a while to figure this out. Alternatives If that does not work for you, run the built-in search troubleshooter to find out more about it. This didn't solve my problem, but thanks, it's good to know how to do this. I've tried restarting my computer, cortana, explorer. I had to resort to it because, to my surprise, did not work for me. After trying a few solutions from here and there I finally created a new local Administrator Account and now everything works very fast and perfect.
I guess that must have solved the issue because now the search bar function seems to work just fine and I do not see Cortana at all anywhere within the Task Manager. After doing it, Try to search anything and see if it works. Even my gmail account works. You might be able to reset firefox too if that doesn't work: That's done it! It's not a computer breaking bug, but it get's annoying since I search my files very often. Will see if it has broken anything later. Change the size of your paging file We received another potential fix from Windows Central member Charly19932002 in the comments section.
It is free and you can find the download on the Microsoft website. Or credit to our reader Mayur N. After doing it, You should be able to use taskbar search again. I had to delete a prefs file as per the Firefox trouble shooting guide. My Office is also showing various kinds of troubles! Press Win + I to open Settings. Both Siri and Android's voice search feature lock users into obscured default search engines, a choice that as contrary to the principles of neutral user choice.
This article was first published in October 2015 and was updated in April 2019. Restart Windows Explorer Another quick fix attempt, restarting Windows Explorer might jump-start your taskbar search. Microsoft is closing off one of the easiest ways to Google search in Windows 10. Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is disabling the service. Detective work is hard work.