Windows 10 Settings Search not working

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  1. Samuel Torrero

    it doesn’t help for me. Any settings search in cortana shows in spanish and when I click them nothing happens. Also while searching in settings app there no result.


    1. Navigate to the folder C:WindowsSystem32

    2. Locate ctfmon (Application)

    3. Right-click > Send to > Desktop (Create shortcut)

    4. Open run > type


    5. Drag & drop the ctfmon shortcut placed in the Desktop to the Startup folder.

    6. Restart Windows & observe if the issue re-appears.

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