How to fix Windows 10 search bar not working after rebuilding index and tried everything

How to fix Windows 10 search bar not working after rebuilding index and tried everything. Edit – It should be resolved now, you shouldn’t need to adjust anything in your registry, please just reboot your PC and try again.windows 10 search bar not typing, windows start menu search not working, windows 10 search not working, windows 10 start menu search not working 2021, windows 10 search bar not working youtube, windows 11 search bar not working, windows 10 search not working registry fix, windows search bar not working

How to fix Windows 10 search bar not working after rebuilding index and tried everything
How to fix Windows 10 search bar not working after rebuilding index and tried everything

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Method 1

Given the volume of people reporting this in a short period of time, the issue is likely server side. I wouldn’t do anything about it at this time, the issue should resolve itself soon.

If you really must have a working search before then, you can disable the online search feature. By default, search mixes offline and online results, and the issue is with the online portion. You just need to change or create a pair of registry keys

  • Run Regedit.exe

  • Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

  • Look for “BingSearchEnabled”, if you don’t see it you will need to create it, just right click in a blank area and pick New DWORD 32 bit. Type in BingSearchEnabled

  • Double click on BingSearchEnabled and set it to 0 and press OK.

  • Do the same steps for CortanaConsent, if you don’t see it, create a DWORD 32 bit, again set it to 0.

  • Reboot.

MEthod 2

To everyone who is having trouble with the taskbar and explorer. I “temporarily” activated Windows 10 taskbar and it unlocked Explorer. Use CTRL+Shift+Esc to Task Manager, run regedit as task. I went to “HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Shell\\Update\\Packages” and created a DWORD by name “UndockingDisabled” with a value of 1. (The start menu didn’t work, but at least now I can wait for the bug to be fixed from the Win11 taskbar.) To undo, Delete DWORD Value to restore Win11 explorer. I can see Settings by clicking on Taskbar and selecting Taskbar Configs.

had to do this for now it’s kinda funny that it revert you back to windows 10 ui , as it stated above the start menu isn’t working but hey at least i can open up files and stuff

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