Windows 10: windows explorer search shows only one character

Discus and support windows explorer search shows only one character in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; i cant click on the explorer search bar, to access it i click on the folder address to then click TAB and i can type in... but it shows only one... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by JK-Tech, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. JK-Tech Win User

    windows explorer search shows only one character


    i cant click on the explorer search bar, to access it i click on the folder address to then click TAB and i can type in... but it shows only one character, and when i click backspace it shows a blank rectangle character ... and about the taskbar search bar i cant even click in it nor open it with TAB, the area gets selected but i cant type in, what can i do? i already have tried thiswindows explorer search shows only one character :Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealthDism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealthDism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthand this:Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"}

    :)
     
    JK-Tech, Jul 26, 2021
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  2. windows explorer search won't show any results

    Windows explorer search won't show any results. I've tried the 10 step method listed in the web search. no luck.
     
    Jim Ampulski, Jul 26, 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, Jul 26, 2021
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  4. windows explorer search shows only one character

    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, Jul 26, 2021
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