How to Fix Taskbar and Windows 10 Search not Working

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Search is a powerful tool to find everything in Windows 10 is the most fully featured operating system Microsoft. What happened to the days when Windows 10 search not working and it doesn’t want to search from the taskbar anymore.

Updating to the newest version of Windows can sometimes cause a problem with search. Sometimes Cortana, the smart-assistant that powers much of Windows’ search functionality can bug out, causing problems for the entire search tool. This tutorial demonstrates step by step How to Fix Taskbar and Windows 10 Search not Working


Step 1: Restart your Computer Device

Before making sure Windows errors you should try to restart your device as a simple reboot of the system can fix the problems or it’s better to perform a restart than shut down too, as shutdowns can occasionally send your Windows PC into hibernation mode.


Step 2: Disable Cortana and Reanable Again

Since Cortana is so entwined with Windows 10’s search function, turning it off and on again can do wonders for fixing Windows 10’s file search problems. If you don’t know to this please follow this article How to Remove or Disable Cortana in Windows 10


Step 3: Restart Windows Search Service

Sometimes restarting the Windows Search service can jar something loose and will get things working again.

Disable Cortana
Disable Cortana
  1. Hit the Windows Key + R on the keyboard.
  2. Type services.msc and then Enter.
  3. On the right panel search or find Windows Search
  4. Right-click on Windows Search then lick Restart. OR
  5. On the left side click Restart.

If this fixes the problem, you’ll want to make sure the service will automatically run when Windows starts. To do so:

  1. Right-click it again or tap and hold, then select Properties.
  2. From the General tab, select the drop-down menu next to Startup type.
  3. Select Automatic.

If it’s not changed please move on to the next step.


Step 4: Rebuild the Windows 10 Search Indexing Options

It may be that Windows 10 has simply forgotten where certain files and folders are. To help it remember, rebuild its indexing options by pressing Windows key + R and typing “Control Panel,” before selecting OK.

Rebuild the Windows 10 Search
Rebuild the Windows Search
  1. Within the Control Panel, with the View by option in the top-right, select Large Icon from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Indexing Options from the main menu icons.
  3. Select the Advanced button. If prompted, give administrator approval to continue.
  4. Select Rebuild, then select OK. The rebuilding process may take a short time to complete depending on the size of your drive and how full it is.

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