Windows 10: windows explorer search not working?

Discus and support windows explorer search not working? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Version 20H2 (OS build 19043.1110) Hi, I have an odd problem, if I click on windows explorer and get the explorer page up I can do most things in there... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bob 1954, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. bob 1954 Win User

    windows explorer search not working?


    Version 20H2 (OS build 19043.1110) Hi, I have an odd problem, if I click on windows explorer and get the explorer page up I can do most things in there other than search? If I put one of my directories in the top left box i.e. >users and type anything into the right hand box (the search box), when I click on 'enter' or the arrow to the right of the box windows explorer just crashes and I get >users (Not Responding) on the top line as the whole box goes grey? Hovering my mouse over anywhere on the box just produces the blue ring but nothing else happens. I am quite sure I don't have a virus or malware, I have just cleaned the computer. Any idea what is wrong? Thanks, Bob.

    :)
     
    bob 1954, Aug 20, 2021
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  2. 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 20, 2021
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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, Aug 20, 2021
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  4. windows explorer search not working?

    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    are you running IE7? if not that wouold be my first suggestion,upgrade to ie7 that can fix some stability issues with windows explorer
     
    Athlon2K15, Aug 20, 2021
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