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Solved Windows 10 Search Not Working 2018

If you found Windows 10 Search Not Working, it doesn’t find what we need, and sometimes the search box seems to be simply stuck and unresponsive, Take much more time to find the location of a file. Here we have some Effective solutions to fix this problem.

Fix Windows 10 Search Not Working

There is various reason that can cause this issue (windows 10 start menu search not working, windows 10 file search not working, Windows Search not showing search results etc. ) such as problem with search processes and services, problem with Cortana, indexing problems, SYSTEM permission issue and user profile corruption. Whatever the Reason Behind this here apply solution below to fix this problem.

May any temporary glitch causing this issue simply restart your PC and check it helps.

Also open Taskmanager ( Ctrl + Shift + Esc ), Look for Cortana process. Right-click on Cortana and select End task.

Check Windows Search Service Running

This is the most common reason If windows search service stopped or not started at startup that can cause windows search stop working. Simply Press windows + R, type Services.msc and ok to open windows search. Now scroll down and look for windows search service.

If windows search service is running then simply right click and select restart. If it’s not running then double click on it to get its properties. Here change the startup type Automatic and start the service next to service status as shown image below. Click apply and ok to make save changes.

Start windows Search Service
Start windows Search Service

Running The Search & Indexing Troubleshooter

Running the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter is another effective solution to check and fix the problem itself. Open settings by pressing windows key + I together. Now, Click on Update & Security. Then Choose Troubleshoot from the left menu and then click Search and indexing from the right side.




Run Search And Indexing troubleshooter
Run Search And Indexing troubleshooter

Now, click on Run the troubleshooter. Now, you will see “What problems do you notice?” section with multiple checkboxes. Select the suitable boxes prior to clicking the “Next” button to make troubleshooter recognize the problems and mend it, if possible.

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

Again Rebuilding the index can resolve numerous Windows Search issues, And this can seriously improve the performance of your Start Menu search box as well. To Rebuild Search Engine index open Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Look for indexing options and click on it.

When you open the “Indexing Options”, click on “Advanced” button to open “Advanced Options”.

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index
Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

Now, below “Index Settings” tab, you will see a Troubleshooting section. This section contains a “Rebuild” button. Click on “Rebuild” button. This will help in Rebuilding the Search Engine Index.

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index
Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

After clicking on it, you will see a confirmation message displaying “Rebuilding the index might take a long time to complete. Some views and search results might be incomplete until Rebuilding is finished”.

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index
Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

Click on the “OK” button to allow Windows 10 to enable Rebuilding the Search Engine Index.




Note: This step may take a couple of hours for completion of the whole process, but in most of the cases it is completed within 5-10 minutes or less.

Re-register Cortana

Some Users report re-register Cortana process help them to resolve the issue and Windows 10 Search started working for them. To do this simply right click on Windows 10 Start menu select Powershell ( admin ). Then perform Command below

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell
Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell

After that close PowerShell and restart windows. On next start check, windows Search started working.

These are some effective solutions to fix windows 10 Search related problems, such as windows 10 search not showing search results, Windows search get stuck while searching items etc. I hope these solutions fix the issue for you, Still, have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments below. Also, Read Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working? Here’s 5 solutions to Fix It

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