Windows 10: Windows 10 search box is broken after doing a system restore

Discus and support Windows 10 search box is broken after doing a system restore in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I recently had a problem when I installed a software and thought that I will restore this pc to a restore point which I created when I first got my new... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by AarushSoni, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Windows 10 search box is broken after doing a system restore


    I recently had a problem when I installed a software and thought that I will restore this pc to a restore point which I created when I first got my new PC. My PC is a Dell Inspiron 3471 with 8GB ram Intel i5 9400. After doing the restore I saw that my search box appears broken and Microsoft store apps don't work correctly.I have tried cleaning temporary files and cache. I have restarted my computer thrice but nothing worked. I also ran the sfc /scannow and the DISM /online /restorehealth command but it doesn't help me at all. Please help me with this search box because it's so annoying to be w

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    AarushSoni, Jun 9, 2021
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  2. search box

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in Windows 10.We sincerely regret for the inconvenience caused.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if are able to find search box.


    • Right click on the task bar.

    • Go to Cortana.

    • Click on show search box.
    Now check if you are able to find search box.

    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Jun 9, 2021
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  3. JohnHeinz Win User
    Windows 10 Search box

    Which instructions are you suggesting I missed? There is no search icon. Right clicking the taskbar shows no search option. The "small characters" or icons trick did nothing. The regedit thing:
    Follow these steps to turn on the hidden search box:

    • Open regedit
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
    • Inside the search key, create the new DWORD value named EnableSearchBox and set it to 1
    • Restart your computer or simply Explorer Shell
    Did not give me a search option that I can find.

    So in at least MY version of windows 10 there is no search box I can find that will allow me to search my own computer to find possible misplaced files.

    So what are the instructions?
     
    JohnHeinz, Jun 9, 2021
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  4. taid Win User

    Windows 10 search box is broken after doing a system restore

    Windows 10 1709 System Restore problems...

    Thanks for all your suggestions - I think I may just have to save a copy of my Edge favourites as and when I remember and be prepared for the worse...

    Dalchina - thanks for the F8 links. Unfortunately they don't work.

    Accessing Safe Mode from Windows via settings (a looong procedure) gets me there but interestingly when I enter 'restore' in the search box in Safe Mode it brings up the System Properties box as usual BUT the System Protection tab is missing !

    As someone mentioned it appears System Restore in W10 may be a bit hit and miss. Also if I do a System Restore and get the message to say that all has gone well, the actual restore point is not subsequently listed...

    Strange...
     
    taid, Jun 9, 2021
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