Windows 10: Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else)

Discus and support Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently switched my system's display language from English (US) to Japanese, and then back. Everything is normal, except when I search for settings... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Blackdrazon, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else)


    I recently switched my system's display language from English (US) to Japanese, and then back. Everything is normal, except when I search for settings in the Settings window or the Start menu, which is still in Japanese. I have restarted multiple times, and done everything on this page and others:

    How to change system language on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Here are my language settings, region, etc:


    Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) [​IMG]


    Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) [​IMG]


    Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) [​IMG]


    And yet...


    Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) [​IMG]


    Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else) [​IMG]


    I've even tried uninstalling the Japanese language pack, but no dice: the search remains in Japanese, as though the programs were renamed or something.

    Any ideas? My version number is 20H2 build 19042.867.

    :)
     
    Blackdrazon, Mar 20, 2021
    #1

  2. Wrong language for Settings search results - Windows 10

    The solution is far easier than that. The reason for this "bug" is because Windows indexes the settings options only in a certain scenario, the easiest way to do this I found on this link.

    Before I had tried rebuilding index, renaming folders, nothing worked. Here are the steps:

    1. Open Control Panel (“Windows Settings”)
    2. Open “Time & Language”
    3. Click “Language” (on the left)
    4. Click “Administrative Language Settings” (on the right)
    5. A popup opened up, called “Region”. In the Tab “Administrative” and te field “Welcome screen and new user accounts”, click “Copy Settings”.
    6. Tick the boxes “Welcome screen and system accounts” and “new user accounts”.
    7. Click OK and reboot.
    8. Now, go to language settings, set back the “old” language (Germany in my case) as display language, sign out of windows, sign in again.
    9. Now Set English as display language, sign out of windows and sign in
      again.
     
    Karmen Sali, Mar 20, 2021
    #2
  3. stefkost Win User
    Search results in wrong language

    Thank you for your quick response.

    Unfortunately, I had already tried this but it is not working. I tried it again, but search results are still displayed in the wrong language. Problem is, after step 9 ("Put a check mark on Welcome
    screen and system accounts
    and New user accounts") I click OK, but if I open the same window again ("Copy settings") the boxes are unchecked.

    Any other suggestions please? It is really unpleasant.

    Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.
     
    stefkost, Mar 20, 2021
    #3
  4. Settings search in wrong language (and nothing else)

    microsoft photos language

    Hi Magda,

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Type settings in the search box.
    • Click on time and language.
    • Click on region and language.
    • Click on add a language.
    • Select the particular language and then make it as default by right clicking on the language and click on as default.

    Please post back with the updated status to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Amrita Bhattacharjee, Mar 20, 2021
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