Search bar not working

  1. Posts : 1
    Wndows 10

    Search bar not working

    Hello, I noticed after following this video my search bar suddenly stopped working
    How to Change the Name of a User Profile Folder In Windows 10 - YouTube
    When I go to my other windows profile everything is fine, I tried a lot of "fixes" but nothing worked
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  2. NTN
    Posts : 969
    W10 19045.2546

    I think the best thing to do is restoring the back-up you of course took before starting with this stuff.
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  3. Posts : 582
    win 10

    you could also try a restore point before followed you tube video
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  4. Posts : 808
    Windows 10 Pro

    Have you checked the indexing options have tracked the name change?
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  5. NTN
    Posts : 969
    W10 19045.2546

    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10

    So you may could be able to change it back.
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  6. Posts : 1,600
    win10 home

    Right click on the START button,select Powershell [admin].
    type in ---dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth ---press ENTER.
    allow to complete and when finished,type in ---sfc /scannow ---press ENTER
    run sfc as many times as needed until a clean report is given.
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  7. Posts : 43,212
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    There is an almost identical thread where someone tried changing user profile details and didn't get it right and experienced this.

    There is no easy fix- normal repairs are unlikely to help.

    I do hope you have been using 3rd party disk imaging as is endlessly recommended here. If so, restore an image created before you did that. Disk imaging protects you from e.g. disk failure, user mistakes, irrecoverable situations...

    Changing the user profile folder name is non-trivial: see
    Change Name of User Profile Folder in Windows 10

    It may be that even if you were to delete that user you may be left with debris now... depends what you actually did. But recovering any data associated with that account, deleting it and creating a new one may be what you have too do.

    I really commend tenforums Tutorials to you- there's a huge searchable Tutorials section- do have a look.
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  8. Posts : 5,347
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    If you are having problems with Windows 10 search feature, you can follow the steps in this video to repair it.

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