Windows 10: Explorer and taskbar search not working

Discus and support Explorer and taskbar 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 taskbar 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. APG6 Win User

    my taskbar search is working sporadically

    My taskbar search bar is working some of the time. For example, if I type in "TaskMgr", it will list taskmgr, and when I click on it, it opens my Task Manager, as expected.

    But if I type in a file name or an app, like WinMerge, it will list them properly in the Search list, but if I click on them, either nothing happens or it takes me to the root window of File Explorer, instead of to the file or the app.

    I ran through all the steps on this page, to no avail: Search isn't working on Windows 10? Try these fixes.

    Any ideas?
     
  3. 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, Jul 29, 2020
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  4. D. Joe Win User

    Explorer and taskbar search not working

    Taskbar search

    Did not do anything to help. The search in File Explorer works fine. The first and last screen shot shows a search leading to no results but the file explorer finds them just fine. The last one shows my indexing options.

    Thank you

    PS: can't get the screenshots to upload....
     
    D. Joe, Jul 29, 2020
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