How to enable the Search Box on Windows 10 Lock screen

The Search Bar on the Taskbar is one of the most useful components of Windows 10. One can use it to search for files and folders on the computer or the connected OneDrive cloud account. Along with that, searches on Bing can also be made using the same Search box which makes it even more useful. Getting it on the Windows 10 Lockscreen will enable the user to get to the search results even faster. Enabling the Search Box on the Windows 10 Lock screen is possible using Mach2 software.

How to enable the Search Box on Windows 10 Lockscreen

Enable the Search Bar on Lock screen in Windows 10

You need to download the latest release of Mach2 software from its Github repository. Depending on the architecture of your operating system, download the appropriate version of either x86 or x64.

A ZIP archive will be downloaded to your computer. Extract the contents of this ZIP archive to a separate folder.

Open Windows Command Prompt with Admin rights.

In order to enable the Search Box on Windows 10 lock screen, execute the following command:

"<FULL PATH OF THE MACH2.EXE FILE>" enable 17917466

Enable the Search Bar on Windows 10 Lock screen

Reboot your computer to find the Search Box on the Windows 10 Lock screen added.

To disable the Search Box on Windows 10 lock screen, execute the following command:

"<FULL PATH OF THE MACH2.EXE FILE>" disable 17917466

Reboot your computer to find the Search Box on the Windows 10 Lock screen removed.

The Mach2 ZIP archive and extracted files are safe to be deleted now.

Enjoy!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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