Windows 10: Search bar, can't type anything

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  1. jmnoel Win User

    Search bar, can't type anything


    Hi, a couple weeks ago the search bar stopped working in windows windows 10 Pro. Cannot type anything. Search in windows explorer is also not working.I tried the troubleshooter and DISM tool without any success.Also tried a repair install with a usb media creation tooll following this but did not change anything eitherhttps://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.htmlAlso tried forcing ctfmon.exe on startup, but did not help. Not sure what to do next. Tried fresh install in the past, but always end up with some windows update issues at some point.

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    jmnoel, Jul 20, 2022
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  2. John Ado Win User
    John Ado, Jul 20, 2022
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  3. Trouble with search bar (won´t find data)

    Hi Jan,

    I Would suggest you follow the steps below and see if it helps:

    Step 1: On the Search bar type “cmd”. Right Click on the Command Prompt option and select Run as Administrator. (If prompted for a password, type the password and click Allow)

    Step 2: DISM TOOL

    • Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
      and click Enter.
    • Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
      and click Enter.
    • Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
      and click Enter.
    For more information about DISM click on the link below:
    Fix Windows Update errors via DISM or System Update Readiness tool - Windows Server | Microsoft Docs

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you have further related issues.

    Regards,
     
    Jesinta Rozario, Jul 20, 2022
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  4. Jay Jap Win User

    Search bar, can't type anything

    Search bar stuck while trying to type in the search bar

    Hello DhananjayaSwain,

    We would like to know more information regarding your concern so that we will know why the search bar is not working. Have you recently made any changes/updates prior to this issue?

    Did you run the troubleshooter to rebuild the indexing? If not, I would suggest that you run the troubleshooter to fix common indexing issue. You can run the troubleshooter by performing these steps:

    • Press the Windows key on your keyboard and type
      Troubleshoot.
    • Choose Troubleshoot in the results.
    • Under Find and fix other problems highlight
      Search and Indexing then click Run the troubleshooter.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Jay Jap, Jul 20, 2022
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