Windows 10: Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar

Discus and support Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar. Same thing when pressing ctrl+F in file explorer. This problem exists on both of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by bilo04, Sep 25, 2020.

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    Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar


    Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar.

    Same thing when pressing ctrl+F in file explorer.

    This problem exists on both of my Windows 10 Pro PCs.

    How do I fix this?

    :)
     
    bilo04, Sep 25, 2020
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  2. 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

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

    Regards,
     
    Jesinta Rozario, Sep 25, 2020
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  3. How to clear the search record at the search bar on Windows 10

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I apologize for the inconvenience happened. We are glad to help you.

    Please share this:


    • Which search bar are you referring to?

    • Is it the search bar in file explorer or the search bar on desktop (cortana and search)?
    If you are referring to the search bar in file explorer, I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if it helps:
    (to delete a specific entry)


    • Open File Explorer.

    • Click/tap inside the Search box, then select (highlight) the search suggestion (ex:
      ttt) that you want to delete, and press the Delete key.

    • You will not notice that it has been deleted.

    • Repeat if you would like to delete another one.

    To clear all search entries, follow this:


    • Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below, then
      run it.

      Clear_Search_History_in_File_Explorer.bat

    2. If prompted, click/tap on Run.

    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by
    unblocking

    the downloaded .bat file
    .

    3. You will now notice a command prompt quickly open and close while applying the changes to your registry.

    Hope this information helps. Feel free to get back to us for further queries. We will be happy to assist you.

    Thanks and regards,

    Jenith
     
    Jenith_James, Sep 25, 2020
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  4. Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar

    File Explorer Search: Results not opening


    When I use File Explorer Search in my user folders, the results appear to have lost their association and do not open when I click them.

    Before search:

    Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar [​IMG]


    After search for "Get"

    Search tools won't open when clicking in file explorer search bar [​IMG]


    Note the icons have gone, the folder is not listed. Clicking the file does zilch.
     
    nigelmercier, Sep 25, 2020
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