How to fix Windows Search functionality issue?

how to fix windows search issue

If you have encountered a problem in Windows search, or after Updating/Upgrading your Search console is not opening. If you are facing these issue on any Version of Windows, then you are at right place. Today at Digital Gyan, we will be talking about how to fix all these issue. We will be talking about in an easy way, so surely it will fix these issue.

Here are some Steps that you must try:

Easy Way

Restart your Computer:

That’s right, you need to save and close all your important work and restart or boot you pc. And check again.

Scan with a good Anti-virus

Some malware or virus can hamper the functionality of Windows. Hence it is recommended that you must quick scan your computer with a good anti-virus. You must have a paid one Anti-virus, for free one, you can try Avast Anti-virus also. It’s a good Anti-Virus.

Medium Way:

Clearing Temporary Files

Sometimes, there is a cache problem or corrupt file that might block the Search functionality. Press Windows + R and type %temp% and permanantly delete these files and folders. Don’t worry, you will not loose any important file or document. It’s just some Junk, expired temporary cache files.

searching the temp folder

If some of the file doesn’t delete, then leave it. After doing this, restart your computer and try to check for the search functionality.


Check for the SearchUI.exe process

 Sometime, there might be issue with your pc, and it might block or close your SearchUI process. This process is essential for Windows Process.

task_manager servicesUI process

To fix this, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete , and then open Task Manager. Expand the Task Manager if you are viewing limited apps.

Under Details Tab, check for the SearchUI.exe process.

Right Click on it and Click on End Process.

services UI process

And then Restart your Computer

If you don’t find SearchUI.exe process then go to Services and click on Open Services and try to find it and Run the SearchUI process again. This will surely fix the error.

Run the Troubleshooter

1 Select Start, then select Settings.

2 In Windows Settings, select Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Under Find and fix other problems, select Search and Indexing.

3 Run the troubleshooter, and select any problems that apply. Windows will try to detect and solve them.

Hard Way:

Ok, so by now, if the issue haven’t been resolved, try to do these steps.

Running a Code Snippet

Press Windows Key + X and open Windows Powershell. You can also go with cmd or Command Prompt. But make sure to Run as Administrator.(Right click on it and Click Run as Administrator)

Copy paste the below code on this:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost | foreach {Add-AppxPackage -register “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode}

Hit enter and wait for few minutes. Ignore the red lines or warning. After that copy paste these

Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

After completion, restart your PC. Your issue have been resolved successfully.

Create a new User Dummy Account

Even by now, from the above process, if still your search is not working, then this is a sure shot 100% working Technique.

Create a new User Account from the Control Panel. It’s very easy, once you open it.

Or you can go through Command Prompt also.

Press Windows + R and Open cmd or Command Prompt and Run it as Administrator.

Type the following command

net user John 1234 /add

You can replace John with any Name of your choice and 1234 with any password. Then hit enter.

net localgroup administrators USER_ACCOUNT /add

For example: net localgroup administrators John /add

Sign-out then login with the new administrator account.

By create a new User Account, every process and search will be working fine.

 Even if this doesn’t resolve, then sorry to say, but your Operating System might be corrupted or doesn’t support and you may need to re-install a new Operating System.

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