Solved Windows Search Not Popping Up/Working upon clicking Search icon

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After the recent windows 10 update,I was facing an issue with Windows Search. The issue is that the Search window won't open when I click on the Search icon available on the Windows taskbar. Even search in File explorer was not working.

I followed the below troubleshooting steps, still, it didn’t work

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4520146/fix-problems-in-windows-search

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-windows-10-search-4176188

Then finally I found an article on re-registering Cortana.
I referred this https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/file-explorer-search-not-working.html

In Windows 10 2004 build, Microsoft.Windows.Cortana has been changed to Microsoft.Windows.Search


Restart and Re-register Search

Step 1: Right-click the Start button and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) to run PowerShell as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following command to the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Search | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Step 3
: Wait patiently until the command has finished re-registering Search


 
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After the recent windows 10 update,I was facing an issue with Windows Search. The issue is that the Search window won't open when I click on the Search icon available on the Windows taskbar. Even search in File explorer was not working.

I followed the below troubleshooting steps, still, it didn’t work

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4520146/fix-problems-in-windows-search

https://www.lifewire.com/fix-windows-10-search-4176188

Then finally I found an article on re-registering Cortana.
I referred this https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/file-explorer-search-not-working.html

In Windows 10 2004 build, Microsoft.Windows.Cortana has been changed to Microsoft.Windows.Search


Restart and Re-register Search

Step 1: Right-click the Start button and choose Windows PowerShell (Admin) to run PowerShell as administrator.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following command to the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Search | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Step 3
: Wait patiently until the command has finished re-registering Search
Thanks for sharing this with the community, someone will definitely benefit from this. :heart:
 
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