Windows 10: Search Bar Not Working

Discus and support Search Bar Not Working in Cortana to solve the problem; Hi. I need help. I can't use the search bar in my laptop. If I try to click on it, nothing happens. I can't type anything on it. Please help me! Thank... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by Jahziel Montiel, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Search Bar Not Working

    Hi. I need help. I can't use the search bar in my laptop. If I try to click on it, nothing happens. I can't type anything on it. Please help me! Thank you in advance.

    Jahziel Montiel, Jul 22, 2021

  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, Jul 22, 2021
  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?

    John Vacheresse, Jul 22, 2021
  4. fussybob Win User

    Search Bar Not Working

    IE11 Google Toolbar no auto search suggestions, no search history?

    Since the last Win 10 update my Google Toolbar won't list any search suggestions as I type and there is no search history listed. The Google tool bar will allow a search, but after a few searches no search history shows and no "clear search" button is listed either.

    I have turnd on "Suggest searches as you type", and "store search histroy on my computer" in the Google Toolbar options.

    Any suggestions to fix this?
    fussybob, Jul 22, 2021

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