Windows 10: Notepad not opening from Search bar

  1. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (ver 1709) Build 16299.214
       13 May 2017 #1

    Notepad/Paint/Defragment not opening from Search bar


    simple enough question. i used to be able to type "notepad" or "note" in the search windows box, and when the result pops up, i can click enter and it would run. or i can choose to run it as administrator or something. but somehow now i can't launch it from clicking the mouse or pressing enter. it's just there. paint also is acting this way, but paint 3d works fine.

    so i had to go to root directory and pin notepad to start menu so i could right click or open it. i know i can win+r instead but i'd just like to know if theres a solution to this. thanks
    Last edited by iDamn; 13 May 2017 at 09:40.
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  2.    13 May 2017 #2

    Strange, I have just had my notebook update to the new "Creative" 1703 version... when I type "note" in search I get "Notepad" appear at the top, click it and notepad opens..
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  3. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (ver 1709) Build 16299.214
    Thread Starter
       13 May 2017 #3

    yeah it was working before for me too, no problem at all. i recently reset my pc and chose the selection of keeping my files intact, then this problem appeared. one problem goes away, another shall rise to overshadow the old one. it's the never ending battle between machine and humans that would lead nowhere, but abyss
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  4.    13 May 2017 #4

    Sounds like the "reset" has not done it's job 100%

    As I say mine updated via Windows update last night to the new version and I always panic a bit Lol.... you read things on here and other sites of all the issues, but then again sites like this and my own vehicle enthusiast site only show the bad things, you never hear the 1000's with no issues say "all is OK", only when people need help... so I am just testing everything to make sure it works, and so far all seems OK... fingers crossed...
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  5. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (ver 1709) Build 16299.214
    Thread Starter
       13 May 2017 #5

    need not to worry my friend, so far the creators update was the smoothest update i've been through. i had a rough time on anniversary update, bsod and everything. when first updating to windows creators, it was superb. the only issues that i've read around is that there's some hiccups here and there for certain games.

    i just noticed that "disk defragmentation" is also not opening for me through the search windows bar. i could literally say that everyday i type this words and run the defragmentation almost 3 times a day when im bored. seems like the reset really didn't do it properly. i'm just gonna take it slow. taking fast decision would usually end up giving me 2 more issues to deal with after fixing 1.
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  6.    13 May 2017 #6

    Funny enough I have just looked at the "disk defragmentation" setting, typed "defrag" and again mine appeared... will be running it later today as it stated my drive is 9% defragmented....
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  7. Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (ver 1709) Build 16299.214
    Thread Starter
       13 May 2017 #7

    haha yours is working fine sir, enjoy the experience
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  • Posts : 58
    Windows 10 Pro x64 (ver 1709) Build 16299.214
    Thread Starter
       14 May 2017 #8

    ayyy so no commands workaround worked for my matter
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