Windows 10: Windows Explorer Search disabled?

Discus and support Windows Explorer Search disabled? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Version 1909 (18363.592) I opened my Documents folder to find a file. Tried to click into the Search entry field and I couldn't?! Any clues what... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by perdrix, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:17 AM.

  1. perdrix Win User

    Windows Explorer Search disabled?


    Version 1909 (18363.592)

    I opened my Documents folder to find a file. Tried to click into the Search entry field and I couldn't?!

    Any clues what could cause this? Is there a way to get this back

    Thanks
    David

    :)
     

  2. How do disable search history in file explorer?


    Hello, I was wondering how do I completely disable the search history in the search box in file explorer? I found this guide, but this is for erasing only. Clear File Explorer History in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    I want to completely disable the search function. Windows 8 had this option: Search Suggestions in File Explorer - Enable or Disable in Windows 8 but it didn't work for Windows 10.

    Thank you!
     
    windows8thumba, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:20 AM
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  3. setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:20 AM
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  4. Windows Explorer Search disabled?

    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.
     
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