Windows 10: After 1909 update I lose Windows Explorer, search desktop

Discus and support After 1909 update I lose Windows Explorer, search desktop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Well this automatic update stuff sure is working out! Between driver updates and Windows updates my PC performance has me pulling my hair out. A... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rocks911, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. rocks911 Win User

    After 1909 update I lose Windows Explorer, search desktop


    Well this automatic update stuff sure is working out!

    Between driver updates and Windows updates my PC performance has me pulling my hair out. A couple days ago my PC started acting erratically ( I wasnt aware of the status of automatic updates and so didnt know what had changed to cause the issues. I would lose Explorer/search/desktop intermittently.

    After much research I think the culprit is the new November 2019 update. Something about having Cortana entirely disabled is causing issues. Is this correct?

    Im not suffering any BSOD's or shut downs or error messages, I just lose search capabilities and occasionally my desktop goes away and I have to re-boot from a shutdown. Ive had to do this a few times in the last couple days.

    Anybody else experience this?


    My PC:
    Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz

    Memory : 32692MB(3000)

    Mother Board : ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING

    Windows Version : Microsoft Windows 10 Pro v 1909 OS Build 18363.476

    Installation Date : 2019-07-30

    Monitor : Generic PnP Monitor

    Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

    Mouse : USB Input Device

    Keyboard : USB Input Device

    Disk Drive : WDC WD6003FZBX-00K5WB0(5589GB,IDE)

    :)
     
    rocks911, Nov 19, 2019
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  2. File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Nov 19, 2019
    #2
  3. dalchina Win User
    1909 in the offing?

    Hmm. So they simplify the search bar (ex-Cortana) but make search in Explorer more complicated, including web search too? Really? Hope I've misunderstood that.

    I've always wondered why they couldn't prioritise results from indexed search, then search anything non-indexed, so as to give the most immediate results quickly. This seems a sort of step in that direction, but might it not be likely to confuse people who then think everything's been searched (or at least everything below the current point in the file system)?
     
    dalchina, Nov 19, 2019
    #3
  4. After 1909 update I lose Windows Explorer, search desktop

    setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Nov 19, 2019
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