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I'm having windows search issue, so i have  applied following steps: But still it is not working.

Restart your computer
End Cortana's process
Restart Windows Explorer
Restart Windows Search service
Use Windows troubleshooter to restore indexing services
Set startup options and restart Windows Search
Change the size of your paging file
Disable Zemana AntiLogger Free keystroke encryption (not applicable since I'm not using this)

OS: Windows 10 version 1809 (OS Build 17763.253)

User, I'm having this issue as an "Administrator"
But when I log in other accounts in the PC windows search is working fine.

Here is the screenshot for this issue: windows search issue
When I use the task view near to the search, windows search is working fine.

Here is the screenshot:search works fine
How to resolve this issue?
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John : Here is the output :

 SFC /SCANNOW

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.


DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /restorehealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.17763.1

Image Version: 10.0.17763.253

[==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
The operation completed successfully.
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John: Windows 10 Repair delete my all the stuff in PC?
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Why repair windows if it's a corrupted profile? Repairing windows will not change the profile.
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John: I'm not having issues in the new windows profile. windows search working fine in the new profile.
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So then you need to replace the profile as Andrew suggested earlier.  A Windows Repair will not help you.

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John & Andrew: Can I use the below link to re-install the windows? please let me know

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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Thank You, Do I need to back up the system before doing this?
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Downloading media in USB now. Do I need to restart the computer to launch the repair?
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No. It will download, start installing and restart as needed.
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Varshini, simply follow the steps as detailed in my article(s).

The process works and everything is explained in step by step fashion with graphics. If something doesn't happen the way I've detailed, post here for clarification.

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Here you go Varshini.

Non Destructive Repair of Windows 10 - Answers to commonly asked questions

Hope that's helpful.

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Sorry, but why would you want to reinstall the PC? It's just a broken profile which needs to be deleted and re-created.

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Andrew:  I have gone through your link https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31553/Creating-a-Local-Administrator-User-Profile-in-Windows-10.html
and followed all the steps. The article is awesome!

The new profile I have no issues. So I decided to copy my profile as mentioned your link
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31555/Create-a-new-Microsoft-Account-User-Profile-in-Windows-10.html

But I had some issues copying the profile. One is email, I'm using outlook so I need to configure after the copying the profile. That will take more time and some application configure to use the profile so I need to assign the credentials to work with that application.

So I decided to repair the windows.
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Andrew and John:  The problem got resolved when I reset the Cortana in app settings.
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Great to hear you're sorted Varshini. Now if you could just mark which comments were helpful in solving your problem, then that would be great.
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Thank you so much, Andrew , John, and McKnife for your participation in solving this issue.
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You are very welcome . Happy to help
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Thank you Varshini. Good to hear you're sorted

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