Windows 10: Unable to Search Windows 10 Start Menu or in File Explorer

Discus and support Unable to Search Windows 10 Start Menu or in File Explorer in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Started having this issue a couple days ago even after restarting. Im unable to bring up the search textbox at the start menu. I also cant type... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by thumpersd, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. thumpersd Win User

    Unable to Search Windows 10 Start Menu or in File Explorer


    Started having this issue a couple days ago even after restarting. Im unable to bring up the search textbox at the start menu. I also cant type anything into the search textbox in File Explorer.

    In File Explorer, sometimes I'm able to type but it only allows me to insert 1 character. If I keep typing, the character will be replaced by what I typed. Nothing happens when i hit enter.

    Things I have tried:
    1) Restarting
    2) Windows search troubleshooter
    3) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    4) SFC /scannow

    :)
     
    thumpersd, Aug 28, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 28, 2020
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  3. Start Menu Search

    Hi,

    About your issue regarding the Start menu or Search, in order for us to assist you better. Please answer the question:

    • Were there any recent changes made to your system prior to the issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest you to check this link:
    Troubleshoot problems opening the Start menu or Cortana
    . It contains troubleshooting steps prior to the issue.

    We'll look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Aug 28, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable to Search Windows 10 Start Menu or in File Explorer

    File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, Aug 28, 2020
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