Windows 10: Windows 10 Search Not Working Solved

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Windows 10 Search Not Working


    I just wrote a thread, but somehow it didn't post, So I guess I gotta write it again. Anyway, my search menu isn't working. When I try to search something, all I get is a blank result box. Here's a screenshot:
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Did you disable Cortana ? It should show up in the big blank panel above the search box.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Disabling Cortana does nothing.
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  4. Posts : 7,052
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Dan1 said: View Post
    I just wrote a thread, but somehow it didn't post....
    Actually, it did...
    I decided to search something in the Windows 10 search bar yesterday - and it didn't work. Typing something led to a blank result box. I've tried everything I could think of. I even tried YouTube tutorials. I also noticed something else. In the task manager, my memory is being used a LOT more. When no app is open, (even in the background) It uses about 30% of the memory.
    Windows 10 Search not Working

    It's odd that your search result doesn't even include the icons and the word 'Filters' that normally appear at the top. I'm not sure if it helps, but I can create a blank result like yours by typing one or mores space characters in the search box. A search result should appear if any other character is type after that, though.

    Looks like search is seeing everything you type as a 'space'. Odd, try a Restart and see if I still does that.
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  5. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    Whoops. Sorry I double posted. I though I accidentally canceled it. I did restart several times and that does nothing.
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  6. Posts : 7,052
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Do you have any other user accounts? If not, you could make a new local account as a test.

    If you sign in to another account, does search work correctly there?
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    Bree is on to something. I had this happen on one of my computers with multiple accounts. The blank search results only happened with one user. It was a corrupt user profile. I created another profile and moved files over to resolve.
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  • Posts : 963
    Windows 10 Professional
       2 Weeks Ago #8

    Can you post a screen shot of your Search Indexer?

    Control Panel > Indexing Options

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  • Posts : 11
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       2 Weeks Ago #9

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  • Posts : 11
    Windows 10 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       2 Weeks Ago #10

    Maybe I can fix something in the Registry Editor?
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