Windows 10: Explorer and task Bar search not working

Discus and support Explorer and task Bar search not working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Build 1904.338 When I click into the search bar the cursor doesnt appear, a black box briefly appears above and I cannot type. The same happens in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Roadster1950, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Explorer and task Bar search not working


    Build 1904.338

    When I click into the search bar the cursor doesnt appear, a black box briefly appears above and I cannot type. The same happens in the File Explorer search box. After many frustrating googles and many blind allys I am stuck trying to find out if the search service is actually running. Task manager Services tab, click "Open Services" and a blank window opens res://C:%5CWINDOWS%5Csystem32%5Cmmcndmgr.dll/views.htm

    Could someone assist please?

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    Also I have just found, if I go into computer management and click on services and applications I get res://C:%5CWINDOWS%5Csystem32%5Cmmcndmgr.dll/views.htm

    :)
     
    Roadster1950, Jul 29, 2020
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  2. RBN27 Win User

    Search Bar in explorer and task bar not working

    Hi,

    The Search Bar in explorer and task bar not working, I've tried every possible solution I could find online and nothing works, any suggestions?

    Even after the latest update on 15/07/20 the issue was still not resolved, I have been having this issue on and off after updates have been installed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I use the search bar a lot in my job.
     
    RBN27, Jul 29, 2020
    #2
  3. search does not work in task bar. DOES work in File Explorer

    Task bar search does not work and I have tried all of the recommended steps. Had to recently reinstall Windows 10 64b (preserved personal data) and the search has not worked since.

    Suggestions? Recommendations?

    Thx
     
    John Vacheresse, Jul 29, 2020
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  4. whburling Win User

    Explorer and task Bar search not working

    search does not work in task bar. DOES work in File Explorer

    HI

    Search does not work in task bar. Does work in File Explorer.

    Tried another user account on machine....it fails as well in the exact same way.

    Any suggestions?

    bil
     
    whburling, Jul 29, 2020
    #4
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