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Solved : Windows search not showing results windows 10 (Updated 2023)

Here how to fix if Windows search not working or search results not showing or Can't type in search bar, Windows 10 Search is Broken

If you found Windows 10 Search Not Working, it doesn’t find what we need, and sometimes the search box seems to be stuck and unresponsive, Take much more time to find the location of a file. Here we have some Effective solutions to fix this problem.

There is Various reason that can cause this issue (Windows 10 start menu search not working, Windows 10 file search not working, Windows search not showing search results, etc.) such as problem with search processes and services, problem with Cortana, indexing problems, SYSTEM permission issue and user profile corruption. Whatever the reason, apply the solution listed below to fix this problem.

Fix Windows 10 Search Not Working

May any temporary glitch cause this issue simply restart your PC and check it helps.

Check Windows Search Service Running

The most common reason for this problem could be the Search service. If the windows search service is stopped or not started at startup, that can cause the windows search to stop working.

  • Press Windows + R, type Services.msc and ok
  • This will open the Windows services console,
  • Now scroll down and look for the windows search service.
  • If the windows search service is running, then simply right-click and select restart.
  • If it’s not running, then double-click on it to get its properties.
  • Here change the startup type to Automatic and start the service next to service status as shown image below.
  • Click apply and ok to make save changes.

Start windows Search Service

Running The Search & Indexing Troubleshooter

Running the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter is another effective solution to check and fix the problem itself.

  • Open settings by pressing the windows key + I together.
  • Now, Click on Update & Security.
  • Then Choose Troubleshoot from the left menu.
  • Click Search and indexing from the right side, then click on Run the troubleshooter.

Run Search And Indexing troubleshooter

You will see the “What problems do you notice?” section with multiple checkboxes. Select the suitable boxes prior to clicking the “Next” button to make the troubleshooter recognize the problems and mend it, if possible.

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

Again, Rebuilding the index can resolve numerous Windows Search issues, Which can seriously improve your Start Menu search box’s performance.

To Rebuild the search engine index.

  • Open Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Look for indexing options and click on it.
  • When you open the “Indexing Options,” click on the “Advanced” button to open “Advanced Options.”

Rebuilding The Search Engine Index

  • Now, below the “Index Settings” tab, you will see a Troubleshooting section.
  • This section contains a “Rebuild” button.
  • Click on the “Rebuild” button.
  • This will help in Rebuilding the Search Engine Index.

Rebuilding Search Engine Index

  • After clicking on it, you will see a confirmation message displaying, “Rebuilding the index might take a long time to complete.
  • Some views and search results might be incomplete until Rebuilding is finished”.

Rebuild Search Engine Index

  • Click on the “OK” button to allow Windows 10 to enable Rebuilding the Search Engine Index.

Note: This step may take a couple of hours to complete of the whole process, but in most of the cases, it is completed within 5-10 minutes or less.

Re-register Cortana

Some Users report re-registering the Cortana process to resolve the issue, and Windows 10 Search started working for them. To do this, right-click on Windows 10 Start menu and select Powershell (admin). Then perform the Command below

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell

After that, close PowerShell and restart windows. On the next start check, windows Search started working.

These are some effective solutions to fix windows 10 Search related problems, such as windows 10 search not showing search results, Windows search get stuck while searching items, etc. I hope these solutions fix the issue for you. Still, have any queries, or suggestions about this post feel free to discuss on the comments below.

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