Hello friends, I am new to this forum and this is my first post here. I recently encountered a serious problem with the Windows 10 search box. When I try to type something in there, I can’t. I checked my computer to see if there were any mechanical problems, but it was fine. Then I do not understand why this is happening. Please help me friends to fix it.
My System Configuration Are:
Processor - AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
OS - Windows 10 Pro
RAM - Corsair Vengeance DDR4 8GB*2 3200MHz
Storage - SSD WD 240GB
HDD - Barracuda 1TB
GPU: NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 Super
Motherboard - MSI B450 Tomahawk Max
As a workaround, install some program like Everything.
Serves me better than the Windows search (because it actually finds things…)
You can try running Troubleshooting and see if fix it: Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > View History. Also, it may need to check for updates.
Read this to see more fixes: Fix problems in Windows Search - Windows Client | Microsoft Docs
tried the info on that link a few weeks back. didnt work.
i tried all the uninstall this update, didnt work.
tried the task scheduler. and its a work around rather than a fix. but its the only fix i found to work.
Hey, I did a quick research and many users find this fix to work out:
- Open File Explorer and go to C:Windowssystem32.
- Inside the directory, search for ctfmon.exe.
- Right-click on ctfmon.exe and click Open.
Close the File Explorer.
Source: FIX: Windows 10 can't type in search box (fix nr. 3)
Hope it helps.
doest work mate. already tried. you end up typing the same thing in 3-4 or more times a session.
also did the powershell, again didnt work.
i came up with the work around because the info on that page didnt work for me.
Good you get to resolve somehow the problem. Sorry couldn’t help further!
Best of luck!