Windows 10 1909 File Explorer Search issue

What happened to explorer search? Unable to paste the copied
file name to search for as it was in previous versions. I have to
manually type the file name and press Enter. This is terrible! Why does Microsoft only make things worse with each new version ?!
 

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Hi Human
Greetings! I am Vijay, an Independent Advisor. Restart Windows Explorer
Windows Key+X
Click Task Manager
Head to Processes tab and select Windows Explorer
Right click > Click Restart
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Thank you for your reply. I did it several times. Nothing changes.
Because of this problem, I must return to version 1903. For my work, searching in Explorer is a very necessary function. But Microsoft ruined everything as always!

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Please work with other experts on this. Somebody will respond to you who has better understanding of this issue.
Please ignore my previous suggestions.
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What happened to explorer search? Unable to paste the copied
file name to search for as it was in previous versions. I have to
manually type the file name and press Enter. This is terrible! Why does Microsoft only make things worse with each new version ?!

I have the exact same problem: When I right-click on the explorer search box I get nothing, No paste no copy. All I get when I click is the history of my past search words that I cannot even delete!

Right-click paste in explorer search box is an essential feature and it would be really silly to take it away.

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Same problem here. But you can still use Ctrl-V to paste into search. Although I keep having to go into Task Manager and restart Windows Explorer periodically. This is a really annoying Version 1909 bug.

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I had to return to version 1903 too, 'cos of that. It is insane idea to remove paste into search explorer window with right click menu. Please MS restore this ability, unless it's a BUG !!!

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What happened to explorer search? Unable to paste the copied
file name to search for as it was in previous versions. I have to
manually type the file name and press Enter. This is terrible! Why does Microsoft only make things worse with each new version ?!

I have the exact same problem: When I right-click on the explorer search box I get nothing, No paste no copy. All I get when I click is the history of my past search words that I cannot even delete!

Right-click paste in explorer search box is an essential feature and it would be really silly to take it away.

Also, when using Control-V to paste, File Explorer search box stops working after a few searches (you can't even access it to type).

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>>  Also, when using Control-V to paste, File Explorer search box stops working after a few searches (you can't even access it to type).


The workaround for that is to restart Windows Explorer from Task Manager.

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Ah, another Microsoft "improvement".  In this case it actually makes the search worse.  Is there a way to disable this new unified search and get the old functionality back?  All I need is a way to search files in the current folder and its sub-folders.   That's it.

For me the search box just becomes inaccessible after some time.  Yes, restarting file explorer fixes it. 

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What happened to explorer search? Unable to paste the copied
file name to search for as it was in previous versions. I have to
manually type the file name and press Enter. This is terrible! Why does Microsoft only make things worse with each new version ?!
I have the same problem you cannot paste into the search in Windows Explorer. Plus you cannot clear the results if you manually type something in. You have to close the window and start over. Huge bug!!!! Please fix I use this all the time on 10 different systems and this has extremely impacted my work. We are frantically blocking the upgrade in GPO on 5,000 machines!!!! Microsoft please fix ASAP!!!!

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