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Are you also experiencing Windows 10 search not working properly? Microsoft’s desktop operating systems live in over 75% of all computers , and over 55% of those run Windows 10. You are not alone, and this issue is more common than you may think. Let’s solve this problem together shall we ?

Using Windows 10’s stock troubleshooter does not always provide a solution, but it at least can lead you in the right direction to find out what the problem is, so it’s worth a try.
  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Update & security.
  3. Select Troubleshoot.
  4. Select Search and Indexing.
  5. Select Run the troubleshooter.
  6. Answer the questions and follow instructions.
Use the System File Checker
  1. Find the Command Prompt app. It is usually under Windows System in the Start menu.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type in sfc /scannow.
  4. Let it do its thing.
Use the Task Manager to close Cortana and Search
  1. Right click on the taskbar.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Look for Cortana. The process list is long, but you can organize alphabetically and type in Cortana to more easily find this one.
  4. Highlight it and click on End task.
  5. Follow the same steps for the Search process.
  6. Try to use the search function again.
Restart Windows Explorer
  1. Right click on the taskbar.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Look for Windows Explorer. The process list is long, but you can organize alphabetically and type in Windows Explorer to more easily find this one.
  4. Highlight it and click on Restart.
Start Windows Search Service
  1. Press the Windows button and the R button simultaneously.
  2. In the Run window, type services.msc.
  3. Find Windows Search.
  4. If it’s not running, right-click on it and select Start.
  5. Also make sure to go into its properties and switch the Startup type to Automatic.
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