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  1.    16 Apr 2017 #21
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Thank you!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by razghost View Post
    Ok so since upgrading from 7 to 10 file explorer has been a absolute nightmare! Everything was either incredibly slow, didn't happen or only partially load. After enduring this to this day I have decided enough is enough and started diagnosing by limiting the startup services using MSconfig.

    After going through enabling startup services groups at the time and restarting the computer everytime! Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. The service is called Windows search and once disabled it restored functionality to file explorer. The search function in file explorer works but the search in the taskbar doesn't.

    Step by step guide:
    1. Hold Win+r to open run
    2. Type msconfig and hit ok or enter
    3. Click Services
    4. Navigate to Windows search (you can sort the list in descending alphabetical order)
    5. Uncheck tickbox
    6. Click apply then ok
    7. Select to restart now

    Hope this works for you.
    It really worked!! i faced this problem after updating to creator update in windows 10 and seriously after disabling it it worked , i just made an account to thank you cause this problem was killing me and i was about to reinstall windows! so thanks!!
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  2.    30 Apr 2017 #22
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    You save my day mate.

    It worked well. Thank you
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  3.    28 May 2017 #23
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Thank you! That problem was making me so annoyed. I literally was about to start crying out of frustration.
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #24
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 60
    Win 10 PRO 64 Bit

    I wanted to try this, but under Services I do not see Windows Search. I am sorting alphabetically and go from Windows Remote Management to Windows Time.
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  5.    04 Oct 2017 #25
    Join Date : Dec 2016
    Posts : 155
    Win 10 rs1 - build 14393.1794

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    Open Admin Tools > System Configuration (msconfig.exe)
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  6.    05 Oct 2017 #26

    In Task Manager, it shows up as WSearch
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  7.    05 Oct 2017 #27
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 60
    Win 10 PRO 64 Bit

    Ed thanks I see it in task manager as Wsearch with the description Windows Search status stopped.
    If I right click on it and try to start I get the error message :

    The operation could not be completed.
    The service cannot be started, either the because it is
    disabled or because it has no enabled devices
    associated with it.
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