Windows 10: "Type here to search" does not work after changing Windows 10 account name

Discus and support "Type here to search" does not work after changing Windows 10 account name in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, I am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2. After changing my Windows account name, "Type here to search" does not work. Nothing appears when clicking the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by GaoxiangLiu, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. "Type here to search" does not work after changing Windows 10 account name


    Hi, I am using Windows 10 Pro 20H2. After changing my Windows account name, "Type here to search" does not work. Nothing appears when clicking the magnifying glass icon on the taskbar. Also, I cannot type in the Start Menu to search. I think it is because of changing the account name. I first changed the account username by using netplwiz.exe, then I used the Administrator account to change the user directory's name in C:\Users, and also edit the register HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\<User SID>\. Then, I change the Environment Variable about OneDrive. But, "Type here to search" still does not work. My "Windows Search" Service is running. And "Type here to search" also works find if I use another account. So, what else can I do to use "Type here to search" in this account changed user name besides reinstalling OS?


    Thanks.

    :)
     
    GaoxiangLiu, Jan 17, 2021
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  2. Changing sign-in account name - Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your concern. There are several steps to change user account name in Windows 10. You can use commands through Run dialog box, and also using Control Panel. Please follow the steps below to help you resolve this:

    Method 1: Use run command

    • Press Windows key + R to open Run dialog box.
    • On Run, type in netplwiz and click Ok.
    • On User Accounts window, click on the account you want to change. In your case it is
      USER.
    • Click on Properties, it will open another window. Under
      General
      tab, change your User name and hit Apply then
      Ok
      .
    • Restart the computer to take effect.

    Method 2: Use Control Panel

    • Right click on Search bar, click on Control Panel.
    • On Control Panel, click on User Accounts >
      Change account type
      >Click on your account.
    • Choose Change account name. Type in the new name and click on
      Change Name to complete.

    For more information, you can link your Microsoft account on your Windows 10. Please head over to this link for the instructions.

    Let us know if this resolves your concern.
     
    Lemuel Cie, Jan 17, 2021
    #2
  3. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Jan 17, 2021
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    "Type here to search" does not work after changing Windows 10 account name

    Name change to my Administrator account not being saved

    Hello Dominick,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the account name in Windows 10. Type user accounts in the search box and press enter and select change account name and try to change the account name and check if it helps.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance, We will be glad to assist you.
     
    Arul_D, Jan 17, 2021
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