Question Windows 10 search not working

Rickz6

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Searchbar just does nothing. Opens a box, nothing appears even after I type. I've checked that the service is running, and that the folder is indexing. Any help is appreciated as this makes everything difficult.
 

Lutfij

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Looks like a corruption of your OS. I've had to deal with a similar system for repair, simple solution was to reinstall the OS(after backing up all critical content from OS's installation drive onto a removable storage device).
 
Feb 5, 2020
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Oddly enough, I just noticed mine wasn't working either. The only thing I can recall I did within the last week was compress my C drive to save space. My windows keys don't work either. ( Windows + R for example)
 

Rickz6

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Oddly enough, I just noticed mine wasn't working either. The only thing I can recall I did within the last week was compress my C drive to save space. My windows keys don't work either. ( Windows + R for example)
Happened for me after I updated windows and restarted
 
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Hi Guys. Heres what worked for me on multiple PCs.
Open Regedit:
navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
Make sure that the key, Cortana Consent is 0
Make a New D-Word 32 called "BingSearchEnabled" and set it to 0

Restart and you should be able to search
 

Rickz6

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Hi Guys. Heres what worked for me on multiple PCs.
Open Regedit:
navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
Make sure that the key, Cortana Consent is 0
Make a New D-Word 32 called "BingSearchEnabled" and set it to 0

Restart and you should be able to search
im not sure if it was this or something mentioned above, but the problem is corrected. thanks everyone
 

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