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Instructions on how to fix the search bar “empty” on Windows 10!

Windows 10 has been equipped with Microsoft a separate default search bar along with the latest and smartest feature of them called Windows Search, instead of the tiny search bar with the Start menu as on Windows 7.

It must be said that since getting acquainted with the usage of this new search engine, my work efficiency has increased dramatically.

You can find everything on your computer or on the Internet with Windows Search, from files, folders, applications, to the Internet through the Bing search engine, which the search bar on Windows 7 can never be done.

However, recently I have seen some of you say that their Windows has a search error, Windows Search is empty and unusable. So in this article I will guide you to fix the empty search bar error on Windows 10!

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I. Fix error not being found on Windows 10

Specifically, this error is when you open Windows Search on Windows 10 (using keystrokes Windows + S) to search, you will receive an empty search box without any information.

Okay, and here are the easiest to complex remedies that you should try!

#first. Reboot the computer

Yes, of course ! This is the first action that you should, you try to Restart the computer to see if this situation occurs again or not.

#2. Try turning off antivirus software

If you are using an antivirus software, try turning off the antivirus software temporarily to check it. To see if the cause is due to anti-virus software.

# 3. Restart File Explorer

Next, if that doesn't work, try rebooting Windows Explorer See, how to Restart Windows Explorer, the blog has a tutorial already.

If you do not know how to do it, you can review this tutorial: 5 ways to restart File Explorer on Windows 10/8/7

# 4. Restart virtual assistant Cortana

The search feature on Windows 10 is closely related to the virtual assistant Cortana. Therefore, if Cortana fails, Windows Search will also fail.

The fix is ​​to temporarily turn off Cortana => then restart the computer and check the results again.

Perform: Open Task Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) => select the tab Processes => navigate to the process Cortana => and select End task => Then restart the computer to see how.


Or try checking to see if Cortana is accidentally turned off, if you do, turn it back on. This is an article about how to turn off Cortana => you refer to it to be able to turn Cortana back on.

# 5. Restart Windows Search or your device

Also in the Task Manager window, but for now let's switch to the tab Details => and navigate to the process named SearchUI.exe => right click on it => and select End Task to turn this off.

A dialog box appears, select agree to turn off => and now Windows will perform restarting your computer.

Note: If the computer does not restart automatically, please restart your computer.

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# 6. Use Microsoft's Windows Search bug fix tool

Perform: You open Windows Settings up using the key combination Windows + I => then select Update & Security => select Trobleshoot => click on Search and Indexing Let Windows perform the Fix error.

You can refer to the detailed tutorial here: 6 support tools for fixing errors on Windows 10 provided by Microsoft


Then check the first line: Files don't appear in search results => and then select Next is done.


# 7. Check in Windows Service of Windows 10

Perform: You open the Run dialog box (Windows + R) => then enter the command services.msc => then press Enter.

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Then you search Windows Search => at section Startup type you choose is Automatic (Delayed Start) => then press Start => select Apply to start this service.

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#8. Reset Windows Search on Windows 10

First, check the version of Windows you are using by opening the Run dialog box (Windows + R) => enter the command winver => to see your current version of Windows.

– Case 1: If your computer is in use Windows 10 Version 1809 If you return to the previous page, do the following:

You press the button Start => click on the list of all applications => right click on the icon of Cortana => select More => continue to choose App Settings as the following picture.


Then you look to the section Reset => and click the button Reset to perform a reset of this application.


– Case 2: If you are using Windows 10 Version 1903 and above you do the following:

+ Step 1: You download the file ResetWindowsSearchBox.ps1 provided from Microsoft before, download link here !

+ Step 2: Right-click on the file you have just downloaded => and select Run with PowerShell to open that file using the PowerShell command line window.

If asked is "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"Then you choose Yes to agree.

=> Now the script will perform a Reset of Windows Search. If in the PowerShell dialog window appears from Done then you can close the PowerShell window again.

And if you see the notice “Cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system” then enter the below command into PowerShell => window and press Enter.


+ Step 3: Confirm enforcement policy. Example is Restricted (Restricted) – keep in mind this policy so that we will eventually have to reset it to the way it was.

+ Step 4: Now enter the following command to allow the file to run on your device => remember to press Enter after entering the command.

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

=> You enter Y => and press Enter if asked. So you have successfully changed the execution policy.

+ Step 5: Now turn off the PowerShell window => and try again Bước 2 as I have instructed above.

However, after running finished that appears from Done then close the PowerShell window. Instead, enter any key to continue using.

+ Step 6: We will now perform a reset of the PowerShell execution policy back to its original state. You use the following command => and press Enter. (The red section must be the same Bước 3 above your dentist)

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy Restricted

=> Finally, enter Y => and press Enter to do is done.

# 9. Reinstall search index for Windows 10

The indexing feature can also cause search errors on Windows 10. Therefore, try rebuilding the index database to see if it works.


Press the key combination Windows + I to open Windows Settings => select Search => select continue Windows Search => then select Advanced search Indexer Settings


Click on it Advanced => then select tab Index Settings => and select Rebuild to rebuild the index. Finally hit OK to complete.


#ten. Update, update your Windows 10

Of course, upgrading Windows 10 is a fairly effective way of updating new drivers as well as fixing the outstanding errors found on Windows 10.

Perform: Press the key combination Windows + I => select Update & Security => then click the button Check for updates and wait.

In addition, I also have a very detailed article, if you do not know, you can review the article how to upgrade Windows 10 to a new version.

# 11. Instructions to fix Windows Search error on Windows 10 with * .reg file

Yes, in case you've already restarted the computer, even if restarting Windows Explorer can't fix the error, what to do next?

It's very black when I have also encountered this error: ((, so I decided to go online to find out and finally found a good solution. Here is how I used to fix the error. hey – please refer to it!

Our method will be to remove Bing from search engine on Windows 10. You follow the steps as follows:

+ Step 1 : First, open the RUN dialog box with the key combination Windows + R => and then enter the command regedit => and press OK to open the Registry editing tool on Windows is Registry Editor.

Note : Because this article has been modified to the Windows 10 Registry, before you do, please backup Regedit first.

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+ Step 2 : Next, you access the following path in the Registry, you can access by using the right directory tree or the address box at the top of Registry Editor!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Search

+ Step 3: Next, right click on the key Search => select New => then select continue DWORD (32-bit) Value to create a new key and name it BingSearchEnabled Please !

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+ Step 4 : Double-click on the key BingSearchEnabled just created => and set as follows:

  • Correct the value in the cell Value data into numbers 0, definitely 0 dentist.
  • Part Base just leave it as it is Hexadecimal

=> Then press OK to finish, but please close Registry Editor, it is not done yet.

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+ Step 5 : Also in the key Search hey, find out if there's a key named CortanaConsent or not ?

Usually this value will be available by default on Windows ever since Windows 10 was installed, if not, right-click and choose New => DWORD (32-bit) Value => then create a new key with the name CortanaConsent Please.

I already have it here, so I don't need to do it anymore, double click CortanaConsent, or right click on the key CortanaConsent => and then select Modify… to edit its value.

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+ Step 6 : With lock CortanaConsent hey, you also fix the value in the cell Value data Fort 0, part Base also remain the same Hexadecimal => and press OK to finish editing.

You can now close Registry Editor and restart the computer immediately for these changes to take effect.

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Note: And if you are afraid to touch Regedit, you can use the file you have created here: Download link / Backup link

=> Download the file *.reg This => then right click on file => and select Merge. If the following message appears, select Yes to agree.

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This reg file only has the task of adding and assigning the corresponding keys as the above manual so absolutely does not affect your system.

II. Epilogue

So I just shared with you 11 How to fix not found error on Windows 10 Alright then. A very complete article that I believe will be helpful to you.

Hopefully this article will help you successfully fix the blank Windows Search error, and can not find anything on Windows 10.

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