Search bar in taskbar doesn't work


  1. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 & 7 home premium
       #1

    Search bar in taskbar doesn't work


    I have the "Search the web and Windows" bar in my taskbar but I can't type anything into it. If I go to "File Explorer" in the start panel, I can search for files.

    This worked in the past and I don't know what might have happened to make it stop working.

    I'm still getting used to Windows 10 so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #2

    If you see " Search the web and Windows" bar, it means you have yet to enable Cortana .
    Am I right ?
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  3. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #3

    Please explain what did you mean by..........................
    This worked in the past and I don't know what might have happened to make it stop working.

    What "in the past" ?
    You mean you had had a Windows 10 where the same search box was working ?
    If yes, what had happened to that Windows 10 ?
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  4. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 & 7 home premium
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I think I disabled Cortina. I just restarted my computer and now the search box works. The process must have restarted automatically when I rebooted.
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  5. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #5

    Good. Please don't disable Cortana if you want to use the search bar.
    You don't have to use Cortana if you don't want to, but keep it enabled.
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