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Fix search does not work in Windows 10 Start menu

Several Windows 10 users face this unexpected behavior of Windows 10 which is that when searching in the Start Menu, the search returns no results. Many users report that it happens when you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. If you face this issue, follow the instructions below to fix it.

To fix search in the Start Menu in Windows 10, you need to do the following.

  1. Open Registry Editor.Windows 10 run regedit
  2. Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}\TopViews

    Tip: See how to jump to the desired Registry key with one click.Windows 10 fix search

  3. Here, delete the subkey named {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.
  4. If you are running Windows 10 64-bit, the also delete the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explor‌er\FolderTypes\{ef87b4cb-f2ce-4785-8658-4ca6c63e38c6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-000‌0-0000-000000000000}

    Windows 10 fix Start menu search does not work

  5. Restart Windows 10.

You are done. After that, the search in the Start Menu should start working again. Also, it is a good idea to check out these articles:

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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