Ctrl+F does not work or bring up Find On This Page

Pressing Ctrl+F together brings up the Search or Find Bar in most Windows applications. But if when you press Ctrl+F together, with a view to doing an in-line search in Internet Explorer, the Find Bar does not appear, here is what you can try.

Ctrl+F does not work

Ctrl+F does not work

Control F does not work? If when you press Ctrl+F together the Find Bar does not appear, then you may have re-register a DLL file to fix the issue on your Windows PC.

It is quite possible that the relevant Active Accessibility Core Component oleacc.dll, situated inĀ  C:\Windows\System32 may have got un-registerd or even corrupted. You will have to re-register this DLL file.

Open an elevated command prompt as follows: Type cmd in Start Box and in the result which appears, right click on cmd and select Run as Administrator.

Now copy-paste

regsvr32 oleacc.dll

and hit Enter.

Ctrl+F does not work

This will re-register the dll file. Restart and check.

If it still does not work, I suggest you click Start > Search Menu Bar > CMD > Rt click on result > Run As Administrator > Type sfc /scannow > Hit Enter. This will run the System File Checker. This will also replace corrupted system files if any. A reboot may be required.

Hope something helps.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Kostya

    This fixed my problem, win 10 pro x64, thanks!

  2. Saad

    Thanks a lot.
    Problem solved once sfc /scannow finished verification. Win 7 pro x64.

  3. Kamphuijs

    Re-registering did not work. Now scanning for faults. Fingers crossed.

  4. kukulele

    Ctrl + a wasnt working for me. This fixed my problem.

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