If Windows 10 Search is not working properly, then you might want to reset Windows Search settings to default and see if it help you. You will have to make use of a PowerShell cmdlet to achieve this easily.
Reset Windows 10 Search
- Sign-into your Windows 10 computer as an administrator.
- Download the ResetWindowsSearchBox.ps1 script from Microsoft.
- Right-click on it and select Run with PowerShell.
- When UAC asks for confirmation, say Open.
- The PowerShell window will open.
- You will be asked Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device – Say Yes.
- When the process is completed, close the PowerShell window.
Cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system
If you receive a Cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system error message, execute the following command:
You might see Restricted. Then execute the following command to change the type to Unrestricted:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
After the policy change is completed, try running ResetWindowsSearchBox.ps1 now.
Once you have successfully reset the Windows Search settings, you might want to restore your old Execution Policy setting too. For that execute the following command, to change back from Unrestricted to Restricted:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy Restricted
Press Y, and then press Enter to accept the change and revert to your previous policy setting.
Restart your computer and see if your Windows 10 Search is working fine.
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