Search Menu Butto WindowsOne day, you wake up, and you can’t find the search feature on Windows 10. Remember that little helper that was extremely helpful?

You may have wondered: Where the hell is the the search box in windows 10 when you click the right mouse button? Either the Search is not working or Windows is not showing it to you. The answer is simple. The search in Windows 10 is there, but it’s not showing. So basically, it’s hidden – you have to activate the Search bar on Windows 10. It mostly disappears with a Windows Update, and for each PC with an installed Windows 10 after April 2020, the search box is deactivated by default. Read this, if you want to know how to Windows 10 Updates for good.

Okay, you may have looked under the sofa first, but I’m telling you — it’s not there. What seems to be a bug is actually something Microsoft thinks you don’t need anymore. Basically this article is about the search for the search.

It seems that ‘search’ function in your context menu has disappeared. you are looking for it, but he left you no suicide note.

Get your Search Bar Windows Back

These steps will help you with your search not working problem on Windows:

  1. Click Start, and then type ‘run‘
  2. Type ‘regedit‘ and click ok.
  3. Locate the registry key
    hkey_classes_root\directory\shell\find\ and delete the value ‘legacydisable‘

Changes take place immediately.

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1 comment for “Where is the Search Box in Windows 10? Simple Solution

  1. Bob M.,
    February 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Unfortunately, those of us on locked down networks cannot use registry hacks… so search is gone for us completely. :(

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