1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2016 #1

    Win10 Anniversary "Search" not working


    I just noticed that my "Search" function does not work anymore.

    I press the Start button or the search icon in the taskbar and try to type, but nothing more happens.

    Any ideas why this might've happened?
    Last edited by Muyfa666; 06 Oct 2016 at 11:14.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 201
    win 10
       06 Oct 2016 #2

    Check Indexing Options (control panel), has indexing at least started?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2016 #3

    Yes, and I have rebuilt the index.

    I tried the advanced help for search and got "incorrect permissions for the windows search directories".

    NT instans\SYSTEM

    Could this be it? If so, how can I restore that permission?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 201
    win 10
       06 Oct 2016 #4

    Run the DISM toll, see here
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       06 Oct 2016 #5

    Done. No errors found. :-/
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  6.    06 Oct 2016 #6

    DISM and SFC will not repair your permissions.

    I'm assuming (perhaps wrongly) you haven't played with permissions but I don't really understand your post #3. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data should be owned by SYSTEM - that is normal and correct.

    Try making a new account and see if search works there.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       07 Oct 2016 #7

    I tried making a new account, and it didn't help.

    I finally gave up and refreshed my installation. So while this is not solved, the issue is no more for me.
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