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Can’t Type Anything in Windows 10 Search Bar Solution


Today, we’ll fix the windows 10 search bar. I have compiled and collected almost all possible solutions to the problem wherein you are unable to type anything in Windows 10 Search Bar so watch the video and find the solution which works best for you!


I have made a step-by-step guide and compilation of the possible solutions to Windows 10 Search Bar where you can’t type anything or use the search function itself on Windows 10.

The command/s used in the video can be copied below.

Video Tutorial

How to fix windows search bar?

First solution that we can try is to reinstall the necessary app packages for the windows search component installed on Windows.

Commands :

Code # 1:

  • Open a PowerShell and make sure to run it as Administrator then enter sequentially the codes.
PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

If the code above didn’t work, try entering another code below.

Code # 2:

  • Open a PowerShell and make sure to run it as Administrator then enter sequentially the codes.
$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest

Others Possible Fixes / Solutions:

Restart Cortana / Search service using task manager.

Open up a Task manager, right click on your task bar, click on Task Manager.


Look for the process “Cortana” or “Search” under the Process tab names.

(Tip: Hit keys on your keyboard “c’ or “s” to find processes that start with these letters.)

Click the end task button.

Restart Windows Search Service using services.msc

Go to your start menu, search for services.msc, right click on it and run as administrator.

Look for “Windows Search” service and click on the restart service.

Then, right click the service and click properties. Make sure to set the start up type to “Automatic”. Then hit the apply and ok buttons.

Let me know which solution worked for you!


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