Can't search through windows/explorer in windows 10

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Hi, i'm getting a little bit desesperate with my problem, I don't know if it's the good place to ask but here is the thing

When I press the windows logo i'm supposed to be able to search anything like programs/folders ect. It's not working anymore, I can't even see what i'm writing and no search bar are in my screen.
When I go on the explorer (windows+e) and I want to use the top right bar to search, I can't even click it for searching stuff.

I don't even know why I have this problem, I did nothing special that day except maybe trying to play higurashi in fullscreen mode with alt+enter or f11 (and it didn't worked)

What should I do ? I don't really want to do the update for 20hX nor reinstall windows completly but they are my last options



Edit : Ok I just format my pc, if you have the solution you can post it for people who have this problem but in my side I don't need it anymore
 
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Without knowing what kinds of things you've done to the system, we don't have much to go on. If you ran some sort of debloat script or whatever, it's possible it disabled the search function since many regard it as unnecessary. It's also possible you got some sort of malware. I've never heard of any disabling the search, but malware will implement all kinds of evasion tactics, so it's not outside the realm of possibility. If this just happened absolutely randomly with no interaction from you, I'd wager a recent update caused the problem. But like I said, we'd need more information from you in order to pinpoint any cause.
 
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Without knowing what kinds of things you've done to the system, we don't have much to go on. If you ran some sort of debloat script or whatever, it's possible it disabled the search function since many regard it as unnecessary. It's also possible you got some sort of malware. I've never heard of any disabling the search, but malware will implement all kinds of evasion tactics, so it's not outside the realm of possibility. If this just happened absolutely randomly with no interaction from you, I'd wager a recent update caused the problem. But like I said, we'd need more information from you in order to pinpoint any cause.

I think I got this problem a little bit after doing the "intel" update on windows update
 

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It's possible. Windows 10 is broken by updates constantly. It's why if I ever spin it up on a machine, I install build 2004. So far, updates haven't broken anything I've put that on. Relatively speaking, at least. I'd go so far as to say that 10 is just barely more stable than Vista, so I try to avoid it as best to my ability. If you have an Intel/AMD system, you might wanna consider Linux should you face anymore problems that lead you to having to format the system. Nvidia users are kinda boned right now, unfortunately, but Intel and AMD systems run swimmingly well on Linux.
 
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One thing to check is that file indexing is turned on. I do know that search will not work as expected if file indexing is turned off. Sounds like the problem Kanakops was having was a bit more involved than that, but its still a good place to start. If you have a SSD though, file indexing is not a good idea because it results in excessive read/writes to the drive.
 
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