Windows 10: Explorer Quick Search bar will not take input

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  1. Explorer Quick Search bar will not take input


    I have a user account that will not allow any input in the Explorer Quick search bar. Clicking on the bar and typing produces no results. Occasionally pressing Control-F then typing will show only the last character typed. Most of the type there is no way to put any input in the bar.

    The search bar at the bottom left of Windows works fine as does search in other locations.

    This issue only occurs on one account on the computer. The administrator account does not have the issue.


    I have tried the following things with no success:


    restart explorer.exe

    restart windows search process and change process to autostart
    start ctfmon.exe
    end task searchui.exe
    notepad:
    taskkill /f /im shellexperiencehost.exe

    del %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState\* /q

    control panel troubleshooting > search and indexing

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$$_.InstallLocation\AppXManifest.xml"}
    roll back to older version of Windows before the issue occurred

    How can this be resolved?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Scott05777, Jul 23, 2020
    #1

  2. Explorer Quick Search bar will not take input

    I have a user account that will not allow any input in the Explorer Quick search bar. Clicking on the bar and typing produces no results. Occasionally pressing Control-F then typing will show only the last character typed. Most of the type there is no
    way to put any input in the bar.

    The search bar at the bottom left of Windows works fine as does search in other locations.

    This issue only occurs on one account on the computer. The administrator account does not have the issue.

    I have tried the following things with no success:

    restart explorer.exe

    restart windows search process and change process to autostart

    start ctfmon.exe

    end task searchui.exe

    notepad:

    taskkill /f /im shellexperiencehost.exe

    del %localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState\* /q

    control panel troubleshooting > search and indexing

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    roll back to older version of Windows before the issue occurred

    How can this be resolved?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Quick Access bar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    We would be glad to help you with the issue you are facing today. I understand the difficulty.

    Remove items from Quick access.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps.

    • Right click on the file or folder.
    • Select the option “unpin from the quick access”


    To pin items to an item already on the quick access bar.

    Follow the below steps.

    I would suggest you to create folder in the desktop screen & place all the files or folder which need to pin to the quick access.

    • Open the quick access.
    • Select the Desktop option.
    • Right click on the folder & select the option “pin to quick access”


    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.



    Thank you.
     
    Mohammed AliAli, Jul 30, 2020 at 5:51 AM
    #3
  4. Mark Ole Win User

    Explorer Quick Search bar will not take input

    Quick Access Crashes Explorer

    Hi Bill,

    Quick Access is a new feature in Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane which helps users quickly navigate to locations which are frequently used. However, if you're having issues with Quick Access, you can try to disable and enable it. To disable Quick
    Access, follow these steps:

    • Type File Explorer Option in the search box.
    • Click on File Explorer Options.
    • Under General tab, choose This PC in the Open File Explorer to: drop down menu.
    • Uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access and
      Show frequently use folders in Quick access.
    • Click Apply an OK.
    • Restart the computer and re-enable Quick access.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
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