Windows 10: search bar issue

Discus and support search bar issue in Cortana to solve the problem; Hi all The search bar on my windows 10 PC is not active. I can type in the search bar, but it doesn't search , nor comes up with suggestions. I have... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Angel Georgiev, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. search bar issue

    Hi all

    The search bar on my windows 10 PC is not active. I can type in the search bar, but it doesn't search , nor comes up with suggestions.

    I have tried so far to run the search and indexing troubleshooter , and run the DISM.exe command in Powershell.

    Both didn't work.

    Thanks in advance

    Angel Georgiev, Feb 5, 2020

  2. Search Bar/Cortana


    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 family.

    From the description, I understand that you are still receiving the pop up notifications, despite having disabled the search functionality in windows 10.

    Steps to disable the Search Bar

    • Right click on the task bar.
    • Select the "Search" option.
    • Select "Disable."
    However, if the above steps don't work out, perform the below suggested steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Open a CMD window started as Administrator.

    Repair corruption: Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.

    Run this command next: Sfc /scannow

    Now run these two commands:

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

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

    Hope the above information was helpful.

    Thank You.
    Sayan_Ghosh, Feb 5, 2020
  3. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region

    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
    hurricane51, Feb 5, 2020
  4. Geethu B Win User

    search bar issue

    Removing a search Bar

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I will surely help you.

    To understand the issue better, I would need more information from your end.

    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • Did it appear after performing any particular function?

    You may try to uninstall the search bar and check if it helps. To uninstall the
    search bar follow these steps:

    • Right-click on
      Start Button and click on Programs and Features.

    • Right-click on the
      search bar and click on Uninstall.
    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
    Geethu B, Feb 5, 2020

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