Windows 10: Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly

Discus and support Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; step to reproduce: 1, in any folder, create a file named "ConfigurationManager.txt" 2, search "manager" 3, result is nothing how can I fix this?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Martin Han, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly


    step to reproduce:

    1, in any folder, create a file named "ConfigurationManager.txt"

    2, search "manager"

    3, result is nothing


    how can I fix this?

    :)
     
    Martin Han, Apr 2, 2021
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  2. 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, Apr 2, 2021
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  3. Search Function on File Explorer is not Working

    Hi,

    In response to your questions:

    1. Did you make any changes to your PC prior to this issue?

    Not that I am aware of.

    2. Can you type in the search bar when you do not click on the Start button?

    The search button on the task bar works - it is the search box on file explorer that is not functioning


    Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly c2c1fe5f-5306-4cb2-9dc7-b2a07fe3713b.png


    3. What troubleshooting steps have to tried to fix the issue?

    Confirmed file explorer options are set to default

    Indexing Options - the only exclusion is against OS(CSearch function in File Explorer is not working correctly :) and that is Data; AppData; AppData

    4. Does the issue occur when you are performing or running certain specific in the background?

    The issue occurs even when only 1 File Explorer Window is open and task manager is not showing other programs running.

    Re Method One - the search box in the control panel does not work. I opened via viewing as icons

    and used both the default Files don't appear in search results and Search Function on File Explorer is not working as both a user and an administrator which led to explore additonal information which led to this website.

    Re Method Two - response was


    • Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

    Windows Updates show the device is up to date.

    Previously, as I typed into the search box, it would start searching at the first keystroke and now nothing.

    Any more help will be appreciated.
     
    Dragonfly171, Apr 2, 2021
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  4. Abe07 Win User

    Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly

    Proxy Explorer window search function does not work


    Yeah I have known about this. However programs are allowed to register their file type used to generate a global list, which the index program uses. I am guessing that it is related to that, or alternatively the file type dialog in the Open Explorer window, which seems to be generated by the particular program that uses it.

    There is an open ticket for file association in Windows 10 in the MPC HC forums, although none about search function.

    Does the "media files..." options in the file type dialog of Open for VLC work when you try to search? I am referring to the option highlighted in red BTW.

    Search function in File Explorer is not working correctly [​IMG]
     
    Abe07, Apr 2, 2021
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