Windows 10: Am I crazy, or has the search bar in the Start menu become useless?

Discus and support Am I crazy, or has the search bar in the Start menu become useless? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; OS: 19041.572 I can't seem to find anything with it. In the past, I could quickly type "vac" and it would search for my vacation calendar Excel file.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/LittleGhettoGospel, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Am I crazy, or has the search bar in the Start menu become useless?


    OS: 19041.572

    I can't seem to find anything with it. In the past, I could quickly type "vac" and it would search for my vacation calendar Excel file. Like, it would take 5 seconds tops.

    Now, when I search for "vacation" or whatever, I have to hit Documents at the top of the search bar, and then it wants to search using the file explorer.

    I personally use the search bar a lot. I need an alternative if this is how it will be going forward.

    Thank you!

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    :)
     
    /u/LittleGhettoGospel, Oct 27, 2020
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  2. Issues with accessing apps throuhg Start Menu and Search bar on windows10.

    Hi Indrik,



    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.



    This issue might occur if some system files is corrupt.



    To assist you better, please provided us the information below:

    • Are you getting any error message when you click on Start Menu?

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided in Microsoft Help Article about Start menu issues and also try to start Windows Search service. Check if it helps.



    Step 1: I recommend you to refer to the suggestion provided in the Microsoft Help Article and check if it helps.

    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana:

    Fix problems with the Start menu

    Step 2: I suggest you to try to start Windows Search services
    and check if it helps.

    1. Press Windows Key + R Key.

    2. Type "services.msc" without the quotes and click on it.

    3. Search for Windows Search.

    4. Double click on it and under Startup type, select
    Automatic.

    5. Then click on Start button.


    Note: If you are not able to change the Startup type, then continue starting the service by clicking on Start button.

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with using Start Menu and search bar, we will be happy to help.



    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Oct 27, 2020
    #2
  3. Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Oct 27, 2020
    #3
  4. Am I crazy, or has the search bar in the Start menu become useless?

    No Search Bar in Start Menu

    Hello,

    My start menu has no search bar. I looked this up on the forum, and one answer was to go into Control Panel -> Programs & Features -> Turn Windows features on or off -> check mark the box for 'Windows Search' -> Reboot.

    Problem 1: 'Windows Search' is not on my list of Windows items that can be turned on or off.

    Where is the search bar?

    Problem 2: I need the search bar to find the Snipping Tool!

    Thanks Am I crazy, or has the search bar in the Start menu become useless? :)
     
    Jon Chelberg, Oct 27, 2020
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