Windows 10: Search Not working and Cortana Won't Open

Discus and support Search Not working and Cortana Won't Open in Cortana to solve the problem; Windows Search will not work on my computer. I cannot access Cortana settings. I cannot access the "about" screen to find out which version of... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by kminb1983, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. kminb1983 Win User

    Search Not working and Cortana Won't Open


    Windows Search will not work on my computer. I cannot access Cortana settings. I cannot access the "about" screen to find out which version of windows 10 is running. I have reset the troubleshooting index for search. It does not find any known issues. Windows Updates finds that my computer is completely up to date.I noticed this all when trying to remove Adobe Reader Touch that came as a default on my non-touch screen device. This program shows up in the start menu and I can right click to uninstall, but when I click uninstall, nothing happens. When I

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    kminb1983, Jun 18, 2021
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  2. cortana won`t talk to me

    Hi Steven,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    It's unfortunate that you are facing this issue. Let me assist you to resolve the issue.

    I appreciate if you could answer few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • Check and verify if Cortana is activated?
    • Does Cortana search and gives any output/result on screen?
    • Is the Language and region settings set to valid value?
    • Check and verify if Cortana available in your region?
    Method 1:

    I suggest you to try to turn Cortana off and then try turning it on back and check if she talks. Refer to the steps below to turn Off and On Cortana:

    • Open Cortana.
    • Click the hamburger button in the top left of the window.
    • Go to Settings and click on off.
    • Follow the same steps to turn it on.
    • Check if issue persists.
    I would suggest you to refer to the article given below and check if that helps.

    Cortana & search

    Windows help & learning - Microsoft Support

    Hope this information helps, let us know the status of the issue
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, Jun 18, 2021
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  3. Try0x101 Win User
    Cortana search filter list

    I have a lot of space for display content in Cortana search list, and 80% of it not used because Cortana sorting items by types.
    How disable all filters and make visible all suggested content?


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    Try0x101, Jun 18, 2021
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  4. Search Not working and Cortana Won't Open

    Cortana not working

    Hi,

    Just to ensure that the settings are configured correctly, please try the steps below.

    This issue may occur if location settings are not turned on for Cortana.

    To turn on location settings for Cortana, I suggest you to try these steps and check if it helps.




    • Click on Start Button and type Location in the search.

    • Open Location Privacy Settings.

    • Under the option "choose apps that can use your location" check if Cortana is turned on.

    • If not turn on and check if it helps.


    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Joy Kemprai, Jun 18, 2021
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