Windows 10: Bug in File Explorer's search box

Discus and support Bug in File Explorer's search box in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch, wiping the SSD because it was crashing with BSODs and other errors; I was in the 20h2 build, now I'm in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by fkjhfkahsdkaj, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Bug in File Explorer's search box


    I just reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch, wiping the SSD because it was crashing with BSODs and other errors; I was in the 20h2 build, now I'm in the stable 2004 (19041.508).

    In the new install, as always, I set the search in the File Explorer to "automatically type into the search box".

    I go to a folder that have a lot of files and folders and start typing. The first letter is automatically selected and just as I continue typing, the word gets incomplete, because the first letter is deleted and, consequently, the search returns an incorrect query.

    I tried to use the "troubleshoot search and indexing" option, but got the error "Incorrect permissions on Windows Search directories".

    I tried all the steps in the following pages:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-15c3cd675856

    How to Fix 'Incorrect permissions on Windows Search directories' Issue - Appuals.com

    None of the troubleshooting steps worked. I even did a new clean install of the OS with a USB stick, wiping the SSD, again.

    I don't know what else I can do. It was working fine before, in both builds (20h2 and 2004).

    :)
     
    fkjhfkahsdkaj, Sep 30, 2020
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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, Sep 30, 2020
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  3. File Explorer search box

    When I start to type into the 'search' box on File Explorer on the right side of the address bar, if I type at normal speed the first one or two characters do not appear or are overwritten as I type.

    I have File Explorer set to automatically start in the 'search' box.

    To enter in the 'search' box, I must enter ONE character or hit the space bar and then wait about a second for the display to stabilize before I can enter the remaining characters into the 'search' box. This delay or overtyping problem seems to have started
    six or more months ago and I was hoping that future updates would correct this. I have not been able to locate any reference to this problem with numerous 'google' searches on the Internet. I suspect that it has something to do with the list of files that
    now appears below the 'search' box as I type in the characters. It should NOT require multiple keystrokes to start a search in File Explorer when set to automatically start in the 'search' box. Thank you!
     
    Bill Gabbey, Sep 30, 2020
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  4. Bug in File Explorer's search box

    File Explorer Search box

    When I start to type into the 'search' box on File Explorer on the right side of the address bar, if I type at normal speed the first one or two characters do not appear or are overwitten as I type.

    I have File Explorer set to automatically start in the 'search' box.

    To enter in the 'search' box, I must enter ONE character and then wait about a second for the display to stabilize before I can enter the remaining characters into the 'search' box. This delay or overtyping problem seems to have started six or more months
    ago and I was hoping that future updates would correct this. I have not been able to locate any reference to this problem with numerous 'google' searches on the Internet. I suspect that it has something to do with the list of files that now appears below
    the 'search' box as I type in the characters. Thank you!
     
    Bill Gabbey, Sep 30, 2020
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