Windows 10: Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore

Discus and support Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; It used to be that i was able to hit the windows key and start typing in things but i cant do it anymore.. i have to find it through the 'all apps' and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by VenKazi, May 7, 2016.

  1. VenKazi Win User

    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore


    It used to be that i was able to hit the windows key and start typing in things but i cant do it anymore.. i have to find it through the 'all apps' and the program im trying to find isn't in there but i know i could find it from searching for it.. help is welcome

    :)
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  2. Sbas_84 Win User

    I cant get Windows 10 to search for programs anymore and calendar stop working

    Old title: I cant get Windows 10 to search for programs anymore.

    I cannot search for excel and other programs. I cant seem to get the calendar working. It is much worse than windows 8. I am so sick of windows 10. Cortana doesn't work it is just not working properly at all.
     
    Sbas_84, May 7, 2016
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  3. Windows Media Player tells me I need a burner on my computer to burn CDs.

    I went through each step one by one. Not any of it helped. You cannot uninstall Windows Media 12 and start over, so what else is there to do. I provide a service for our church and now I cannot do the service anymore without this program. Is there
    another program that will work with Windows 10 that will allow me make CDs?
     
    GailBrown51, May 7, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore

    1. The Cortana box is your search box. Why not just simply use it ?

    2. If you right click at Start button, Search is on the list.
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  5. VenKazi Win User
    not sure by what you mean with cortana, and if i right click the start button 'search' isnt on the list. or maybe im missing something?

    Edit: i found it, thank but im still confused about cortana
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  6. VenKazi Win User
    clicking on cortana or search results in nothing.
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  7. davidhk Win User
    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  8. VenKazi Win User

    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore

    yeah, i hate to disappoint but i do not have that
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  9. davidhk Win User
    Post a screenshot of the same area.
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  10. VenKazi Win User
    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore [​IMG]


    Bandicam cuts it short, sorry.
    Edit: if it helps in windows services program, the windows search is running and set to automatic (before i beleive it was set to automatic with delay something like that)
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  11. davidhk Win User
    I won't ask you why, but you don't see what I showed you because.....................

    1. You have the taskbar switched to the side vertically.

    2. You, or someone, have hidden the Cortana search box.


    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  12. davidhk Win User
    You don't have to do it. But, if you wonder what did I mean by " have hidden the Cortana box "...............

    Right click at an open spot of your taskbar > click Cortana > click Show search box.
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  13. davidhk Win User

    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore

    RE : right click at Start button > Search option is on the list


    Windows 10 cannot search programs anymore [​IMG]
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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  14. VenKazi Win User
    i did activate cortana then im not sure what happend but i either did or attempted to get rid of her, also that search says for windows and web, and when i click on it nothing happens either
    Edit: as i said before that search does not work and right clicking an open spot does not show an option for cortana
     
    VenKazi, May 7, 2016
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  15. davidhk Win User
    For now, use the 2nd method. Right click at Start button > click Search.

    I'll try to find the tutorial for enabling Cortana Search.
     
    davidhk, May 7, 2016
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