File Explorer search not working in Windows 10 1909

Ever since I updated to Windows 10 1909 the Search Box in the File Explorer is completely unuseable. It shows a text cursor but I cannot click inside the box or type any text into it. Essentially it's a text box with no "wiring". 

Any ideas how to resolve this issue? I'm having to resort to using a third-party search app just to find files in my projects.

Kind regards

Byron

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Seems MS have released a hotfix for this on a new KB update since 28th Jan.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4532695/windows-10-update-kb4532695

 

It is a Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Vsn 1909....

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Seems MS have released a hotfix for this on a new KB update since 28th Jan.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4532695/windows-10-update-kb4532695

 

Actually they screw'd thigns up even more with this update!

I loaded it and when was trying to install it, PC has gone Blue Screen with error "UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION". And I lost all my unsaved work, which had had plenty of.

This is a real talent of MS: not only not to fix, but to make things even worse! Way to go, MS! :-(

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Actually at the page [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4532695/windows-10-update-kb4532695] they say this:

  • Updates an issue that causes a grey box to appear when you search within Control Panel and File Explorer.
  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer's Search Bar from pasting clipboard content using the right mouse button (right-click). 
  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer's Search Bar from receiving user input.

So, search issues are expected to be cured with this one.

But first one needs to successfully install the KB without getting bluescreen though =)

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The problem is solved for me with the update from Microsoft. Therefore I ask now : how to unsubscribe? You tell us “Unsubscribe: On the question, select the ellipsis (...) and then select Unsubscribe.” But I do not see an ellipsis in the window which appears when I click Your link except a greyed one with the number of replies as I have already answered the original question.

Can You please help?

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If you subscribed in your original post then you need to go to that post and select (…)

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I have just installed KB4532695 (which took ages).

Sadly, the Search tab still doesn't appear until you start searching. Crazy. So, if I want to search for files by size I have to start a 'dummy' search (so that the tab appears), cancel that search, and then use the Size search in the Search tab.

I don't know why there is a large red 'Close search' cross in the Search tab dialogue. Hardly necessary, as the Search tab disappears at the slightest provocation e.g. navigating to a different folder. Why can't the Search tab be made sticky like the Share tab?

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Thank you very much. This is certainly the solution but I have a follow-up question: How can I find my original answer in this very active post? Thank you for your help

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looks like you should locate your original question or answer and click there on the (...) sign. Unfortunately it is difficult to find the original post as there are so many of them

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Ever since I updated to Windows 10 1909 the Search Box in the File Explorer is completely unuseable. It shows a text cursor but I cannot click inside the box or type any text into it. Essentially it's a text box with no "wiring". 

Any ideas how to resolve this issue? I'm having to resort to using a third-party search app just to find files in my projects.

Kind regards

Byron

Hey Byron - hope your 3rd party solution is working out. If not - anyone still battling this "demon" LOL (like me) ...try this freeware called "Everything" (no ads, no spy, no bloat...). Unbelievable and blows anything Microsoft ever wrote away (Sorry MS, no offense).

I don't even BLINK at MS search tools any more - who needs the aggravation. Even if Windows WORKED I'd never go back LOL ...this thing revolutionized the way I use my PC.


Hope this helps someone (and if it does, consider a donation to the dev, the guy's a freakin' genius!) ...Happy searching!

https://www.voidtools.com/

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I applied this 'fix' but it did nothing for me file explorer or start menu search problem.

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