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Windows 10 Search not Working – Try These Fixes

If your Windows 10 search not working, then it’s absolutely clear that there is some or other software-related problem. So just a system restart would fix the issue most of the time but if not then there may be some network issues on the search itself.

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Windows 10 search comes loaded with many features. Cortana and File explorer has been included in it and thus there can be a bug in any of these that is causing the issue. Follow the guide given below to fix the issue

How to Fix Windows 10 Search Problem

Check your internet

The first and foremost thing is to check your internet connection and speed. Let us inform you that Windows 10 works only when the internet is connected. So make sure your internet is working fine.

Restart PC

Sometimes many small glitches cause these issues and thus restarting the system will fix most of the bugs and performance-related issues. Make sure to restart your PC first and then shut it down for some time and start your PC again.

Turn OFF and ON Cortana

Since Cortana works in-depth with Windows 10, turning Cortana OFF and ON may fix file search issues.

Try running Windows Troubleshooter

Windows troubleshooter may not fix the issue, but it will help you in detecting the problem at a great extent. For that

  1. Go to “Start”
  2. Go to “Settings”
  3. Then go to “Update and Security”
  4. Then to “Search and Indexing”
  5. Click “Run the troubleshooter” and follow the process

Rebuild Windows 10 Indexing

It might be possible that there is some issue in indexing the files and folders. Rebuilding the index may fix the issue. Follow the steps below to rebuild the index

  1. Go to “Control panel”
  2. Click on “Indexing Options” then click on “Advanced”
  3. Click “Rebuild”

We hope that following the steps above will fix the issue.

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