Windows 10: Search will not work through the taskbar

Discus and support Search will not work through the taskbar in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I can't search my domain account. I can search my personal account. Searching in the taskbar does nothing. If I open a folder and try to search, the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by JudyMuller1, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Search will not work through the taskbar


    I can't search my domain account. I can search my personal account. Searching in the taskbar does nothing. If I open a folder and try to search, the search box won't accept any input. I've tried the troubleshooter and PowerShell fixes to no avail. Any ideas?

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    JudyMuller1, Dec 8, 2021
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  2. APG6 Win User

    my taskbar search is working sporadically

    My taskbar search bar is working some of the time. For example, if I type in "TaskMgr", it will list taskmgr, and when I click on it, it opens my Task Manager, as expected.

    But if I type in a file name or an app, like WinMerge, it will list them properly in the Search list, but if I click on them, either nothing happens or it takes me to the root window of File Explorer, instead of to the file or the app.

    I ran through all the steps on this page, to no avail: How to fix search problems in Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Any ideas?
     
    APG6, Dec 8, 2021
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  3. Taskbar search

    Hi,

    To assist you better, kindly send us a screenshot and provide more details by answering the following questions:

    • When you say "taskbar search function", do you mean the Start menu search field?
    • Are you getting any error messages upon accessing the taskbar search?
    Meanwhile, to help resolve your concern, we suggest that you run the System file checker and DISM tool to fix issues with corrupted system files that may be causing the issue. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard.
    • Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type or copy these commands followed by hitting Enter:

      sfc /scannow


      dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    Do let us know how it goes.
     
    Monica Cam, Dec 8, 2021
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  4. D. Joe Win User

    Search will not work through the taskbar

    Taskbar search

    Did not do anything to help. The search in File Explorer works fine. The first and last screen shot shows a search leading to no results but the file explorer finds them just fine. The last one shows my indexing options.

    Thank you

    PS: can't get the screenshots to upload....
     
    D. Joe, Dec 8, 2021
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