Question Can't type in the search/index box in open folders

M1ckr1ck

Honorable
Jul 24, 2016
19
1
10,515
0
I did a fresh install of windows 10 pro (latest version) a few weeks ago. I had all my apps and devices installed and working perfectly. But now when I try to seach in an open folder, the seach/index box just flashes and I can't enter any text. The search box in the Start menu works fine. I've tried several fixes floating around, like running the Search and Indexing troubleshooter, but I've had no success. I know this is windows 10, and that there are probably a myriad of issues causing this. But if anyone could help me out it would be great.
 

Colif

Win 11 Master
Moderator
Jun 12, 2015
61,162
5,187
166,290
10,454
right click start button

choose powershell (admin)

copy/paste this command into window:

Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth

and press enter

Then type SFC /scannow

and press enter


Restart PC if SFC fixes any files as some fixes require a restart to be implemented

First command repairs the files SFC uses to clean files, and SFC fixes system files

SFC = System File Checker. First command runs DISM - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/what-is-dism?view=windows-11
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS