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Windows 7: Search box in start menu does not work

28 Sep 2010   #21
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks a bunch! HOW DID THIS GET TURNED OFF? Have been going crazy trying to figure this out. Your suggestion fixed it perfectly!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi iinlane, welcome to the forums.

Check your start menu settings (right-click taskbar-Properties-Start Menu-Customize)
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You might also want to reset your advanced internet settings (Control Panel-Network and Internet-Internet Settings-Advanced-Restore advanced setting).

Hope this helps




Jeff



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29 Sep 2010   #22
Orbital Shark

 
 

That's good to hear, glad I could help
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30 Sep 2010   #23
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

I still don't know HOW it happened, but at least I know where to come fix it, if it does.

Got a few other oddities going on now, but I'm working on it.

Such a great forum! Wish I were here reading during RC!
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04 Nov 2010   #24
perno

Win7 home premium 64
 
 
This registry hack fixed my problem.

I had the same problem with my Win7 64 home "search on start menu not working"
tryied a lot but finally this registry hack + system restart gave me my search function back.

It worked for me to
Thanks for your help.
//perno



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonny163 View Post
I tried that :S
No result, I'm attempting to look through the registry but I have no idea what to do in it. I also have another user account to test stuff out

I found this answer on a similar thread

Quote:
I ran into the same problem over the past couple days with Windows 7 RC and finally dug into it some more.


1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
It worked for me
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30 Jan 2011   #25
EmilSM64

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonny163 View Post
I tried that :S
No result, I'm attempting to look through the registry but I have no idea what to do in it. I also have another user account to test stuff out

I found this answer on a similar thread

Quote:
I ran into the same problem over the past couple days with Windows 7 RC and finally dug into it some more.


1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
It worked for me
Thank you so ******* much!
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26 Feb 2011   #26
Nebulaz

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmilSM64 View Post
Thank you so ******* much!
Does anyone have any advice for this, if I do not have the above registry file. I have four keys in the Folder Types but none with that string. =/
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03 Mar 2011   #27
Nebulaz

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

bump...
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05 Aug 2012   #28
jodavis

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

To whomever wrote this I am having the same issues...........PLEASE tell me how you fixed it because im having all the same issues
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28 Sep 2012   #29
dude1717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jodavis View Post
to whomever wrote this i am having the same issues...........please tell me how you fixed it because im having all the same issues








thank-you very much this tricks work for me


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13 May 2013   #30
zombie4eva

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks very much jonny163, it worked like a charm....you saved my day...It worked for me too
Searched the net and tried many options but none worked, finally landed here and jonny163's suggestion worked..

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonny163 View Post
I tried that :S
No result, I'm attempting to look through the registry but I have no idea what to do in it. I also have another user account to test stuff out

I found this answer on a similar thread

Quote:
I ran into the same problem over the past couple days with Windows 7 RC and finally dug into it some more.


1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes\{EF87B4CB-F2CE-4785-8658-4CA6C63E38C6}\TopViews\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.BACKUP

5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
It worked for me
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