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Every update Microsoft brings to its Windows 10 seems to find a way to roll back to them for fixing those features which were working fine in the previous update. Well this might not be the case on each Windows 10 update as Microsoft is trying their best to provide us with the most useful features, but some of these features have to be fixed on the much awaited (stable) update for which Microsoft seemed to be assiduous for and promise the update in the earliest Q2 of 2019 for you.

Since Windows 10 update seems to be far from us waiting for the potential fix for its features, we are going to discuss on fixing the taskbar search problem which Windows 10 seems unable to decide whether to keep it or not?, as for some of you may be experiencing Cortana related issues form search taskbar or you might not seem to have the expected search result you want because of mixed up PC’s search indexing. If you’re facing such issues or any other issues relating to the Windows 10 taskbar search then you’re at the right place because, in this article, I will walk you through some methods from which you can Fix Taskbar search problems in your Windows 10.

So, let’s get started with the guide…

Method 1: Restart Your Windows

This solution might look stupid or anything but believe me this is most useful of them all because Windows 10 does not close all the services and app if you just put your Windows to sleep or even Shut down completely as some of the processes are still not refreshed when you Start the Windows.

Restart Your Windows

Go on in the Windows Start menu, click on the power icon and from its menu click on the Restart button as highlighted above. This will probably restart all the process and services, bringing and fixing the search on your taskbar.

Method 2: End and Restart Cortana Processes

Step 1: Open Task Manager

Open Task Manager

To open the Task Manager, right-click on the Windows icon, this will pop up its context menu as shown above. From the menu click on the Task Manager option, this will open up the Task Manager from where you can manage apps, services, and processes.

Step 2: End Cortana Task

End Cortana Task

From Task Manager, make sure you’re in the Processes tab as shown above. In the column of Name scroll down till you find Cortana under the Background Processes. Simply click to select the Cortana process and then click on the End task button as highlighted above. This will remove and restart the process. If this didn’t solve the issue, move to the next method.

Method 3: Restart Windows Explorer From Task Manager

Restart Windows Explorer From Task Manager

Reopen Task manager, from the Processes tab, scroll all the way down to the Windows processes section where you can find the Windows Explorer process as highlighted above. Simply click to select the process and then click on the Restart button. You will experience a flash of a screen which will indicate that the Windows Explorer has been restarted. If this didn’t work either keep moving to the next methods.

Method 4: Restart the Windows Search Services

Step 1: Open Run Desktop App

Open Run Desktop App

To open the Run Desktop app, press the Windows key + R key simultaneously, you will see a Run dialog box popping up as shown above. From the Open text box, type in “services.msc” and then click the OK button as highlighted above.

Step 2: Find Windows Search Service

Find Windows Search Service

From the services window, scroll down till you find the Windows Search service as highlighted above.

Step 3: Restart Windows Search Service

Restart Windows Search Service

Right-click on the Windows Search service and from the menu click on the Restart option as highlighted above. This will restart the Windows search services for you.

Method 5: Run Windows Search Troubleshooter

Step 1: Open Control Panel From Run app

Open Control Panel From Run app

Open up the Run desktop app by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously from the keyboard. Type in “control panel” in the Open text box and then click OK as highlighted above.

Step 2: Show All Control Panel Items

Show All Control Panel Items

From Control Panel window, click on the expandable arrow of the control Panel address bar as highlighted above, this will drop down a menu, from the menu click on the All Control Pane items in order to show all the available items separately.

Step 3: Open Trouble Shooting Option

Open TroubleShooting Option

Now from the Control Panel items, click on the Troubleshooting option as highlighted above.

Step 4: Open System and Security

Open System and Security

From Troubleshoot Computer Problems section, click to open up the System and Security option as highlighted above.

Step 5: Open Search and Indexing

Open Search and Indexing

From System and Security, under the Windows section, right-click on the Search and indexing option as shown above. From the menu click on the Run as administrator option.

Step 6:  Search and Security Advance option

Search and Security Advance option

In Search and Security dialog box, click on the Advance option and make sure the checkbox for “Apply repair automatically” is checked as highlighted above. Now click the Next button.

Step 7: Select problem type and run troubleshooter

Select problem type and run troubleshooter

In What problems do you notice phase, checkmark the “Files don’t appear in search results” checkbox as shown above and then click on the next button to start the troubleshooter. The troubleshooter will find and repair the potential errors and let you know when it’s done, simply close the dialog box when it’s done.

Method 6: Modify and Restart Windows Search Startup settings

Step 1: Open Run Desktop App

Open Run Desktop App

To open the Run Desktop app, press the Windows key + R key simultaneously, you will see a Run dialog box popping up as shown above. From the Open text box, type in “services.msc” and then click the OK button as highlighted above.

Step 2: Open Windows Search Properties

Open Windows Search Properties

Right-click on the Windows Search service and select the Properties option from the context menu as highlighted above.

Step 3: Change Startup Type From Properties

Change Startup Type From Properties

Click on the dropdown arrow of the Startup Type option as highlighted above. Now simply select the Automatic (Delayed Start) option or Automatic option as shown above. After selecting the type, first, click Apply button to and then OK button to close the properties dialog box.

Step 4: Restart the Windows Search Service

Restart the Windows Search Service

After modifying Startup type, right-click on Windows Search option then click on the Restart option as highlighted above.

That’s it! Hope this article helped you on fixing the taskbar search problems in your Windows 10 PC. If you have another solution that can solve the taskbar issue please let us know in the comments section below also if you experienced any difficulty following the instruction you can enquire us in the comments section.

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