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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #1

    This is How to permanently Disable Cortana


    This is how to permanently disable Cortana, first start into safe mode and navigate to C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy you will need to Take Ownership of the Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy folder and then delete the file SearchUI.exe. If anyone knows how to remover it from the start menu it would be much appreciated.

    Regards
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #2

    Disable Cortana


    To turn Cortana off in the Start Menu:
    Bring up the Start menu and start typing. Click on the "hamburger" icon in the left sidebar and choose "Settings". From there, you can turn off Cortana.


    Permanately Disable Cortana Without using safe mode:
    Install Unlocker 1.92
    Navigate to the following folder: "C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    Right click "SearchUI.exe" and select "Unlocker"
    Under the action menu, select "Rename"
    Give it a new name such as "Disabled.SearchUI.exe"
    Click OK.

    To clear Cortana from the PC memory, either reboot or open task manager and kill Cortana.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       08 Aug 2015 #3

    I want to get it out of my all apps menu.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Fargo, ND
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro / Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon
       08 Sep 2015 #4

    fmustang76 said: View Post
    To turn Cortana off in the Start Menu:
    Bring up the Start menu and start typing. Click on the "hamburger" icon in the left sidebar and choose "Settings". From there, you can turn off Cortana.


    Permanately Disable Cortana Without using safe mode:
    Install Unlocker 1.92
    Navigate to the following folder: "C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    Right click "SearchUI.exe" and select "Unlocker"
    Under the action menu, select "Rename"
    Give it a new name such as "Disabled.SearchUI.exe"
    Click OK.

    To clear Cortana from the PC memory, either reboot or open task manager and kill Cortana.

    Your the man! This worked perfectly for me. I used "Wise Force Deleter" (freeware app). She is now GONE! I need to find the start menu entry for her. When I do I will post back...


    Now onto "One Drive," lol

    Thanks!
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  5. Joined : Sep 2015
    Fargo, ND
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro / Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon
       08 Sep 2015 #5

    Ouch, if you do delete this file (or rename it) you will not be able to search from the Start Menu. For me that is a major must have so I restored the file from another PC.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       10 Sep 2015 #6

    scrosler said: View Post
    Ouch, if you do delete this file (or rename it) you will not be able to search from the Start Menu. For me that is a major must have so I restored the file from another PC.
    Yes, that is correct and I myself also restored Cortana shortly after disabling it after finding the same result. But for some, that is what they want to do, hence I recommend renaming the file rather than deleting it to easily restore Cortana if desired.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2015
    Fargo, ND
    Posts : 3
    Win 10 Pro / Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon
       10 Sep 2015 #7

    fmustang76 said: View Post
    Yes, that is correct and I myself also restored Cortana shortly after disabling it after finding the same result. But for some, that is what they want to do, hence I recommend renaming the file rather than deleting it to easily restore Cortana if desired.
    Very true, but to take ownership I had to use Wise File Zapper. But I guess it would be a good idea to make a copy of the file before deleting it. Good point!
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    2x10 1x7
       12 Sep 2015 #8

    Cortana was disabled bt a privacy program. I cannot set it to ON. How do I restore it together with the search?

    My country and language settings are USA thus I got this with the download.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10
       14 Sep 2015 #9

    Thank you! just renamed file with unlocker and she's gone.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1
    Win10
       14 Oct 2015 #10

    I found this thread AFTER I managed to figure out how to take ownership, end, and delete the cortana folder. Anyone have the files they can post/send so I can get Cortana back? I really just want to be able to search. Had I known the search feature would be removed too, I wouldn't have deleted it
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