Windows 10: W10 search not working...

Discus and support W10 search not working... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Switching on my daughter’s W10 laptop this morning I notice that the search box does nothing – whatever I type appears in the box but when I press... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by taid, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. taid Win User

    W10 search not working...

    Switching on my daughter’s W10 laptop this morning I notice that the search box does nothing – whatever I type appears in the box but when I press return nothing happens – whatever I’ve written in the box remains but there are NO search results. I thought initially it was a fault but on switching on my own W10 desktop I find exactly the same thing… Now two computers behaving like this at the same time and in the same house would surely be more than a co-incidence so I presume a recent update is to blame...?

    I've looked through some recent postings and there have been a couple mentioned this problem, are others having the same issues? I have the latest version of W10 (1909) and Windows Update tells me "You're up to date"...

    taid, Feb 5, 2020

  2. 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, Feb 5, 2020
  3. enso Win User

    W10 search not working...

    Quick Access not searching Pictures folder

    Summary, that last suggestion didn't work.

    • I moved the pictures to another folder temporarily.

    • Since there were no troubleshooting steps for this scenario, just for the heck of it, I ran through the restore steps. Copied some pictures into the Pictures folder, ran a Quick Access search and initial problem remains: Searching all of QA doesn't find any files in Pictures folder, running search on just the Pictures folder does. I want to run a global search and find matching files in any/all of the Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures folders.
    That article dates from 2015 and I'm guessing is out of date. I hope it didn't create potential future problems in my registry.

    Bottom line: I'm still looking for a fix.
    enso, Feb 5, 2020

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