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How to Fix Windows 10 Search is not working

Hari Haran😎
Full Stack Developer, passionate on Microsoft Azure and C#
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Originally posted on HariHaran Subramanian

As the title states you're here reading this to fix 💩 your windows 10 Search. So this recently happened to me as well on the latest version of windows. This seems to be a issue from MSFT end that alot of users are affected due to this issue. 💥

  • I have came across alot of blogs asking to try to update / troubleshoot windows update, but all those things did not resolve the issue for me.

  • Here's the final working method ❕❕.

  • All you need to do is execute tje below commands one by one from a Adminstrator command prompt.

REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v BingSearchEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v CortanaConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 0
tskill searchui
  • You don't have to restart your computer. The search will now work normally.

PROOF 🔥

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Kristaps Kerpe

Well, I think there is already a hot-fix from Microsoft team to fix search problem.

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Andreas

Yes, mine is working correctly again without doing anything 🤷🏻‍♂️

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erkn

Instead of fixing windows slow search mechanism, I am using "everything" much faster and can make complex searches like "all video files has 'cool' but 'nottocool' in name"

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Chris C

Search has been fundamentally broken since Windows 10 first came out years ago. Kind of pathetic that it's not been addressed and here we are in 2020.

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Dee Vincent-Day

My search did not come back on its own. I have added the command line commands and it is now working fine. Thank you very much for your help. :)

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