Windows 10 Search not working? Here’s the fix!

Nothing returned from your search term?  I recently had the same problem!  So I did some tinkering and looked into services.msc to see if maybe windows search was not running, but it was in fact running.  Next, I looked into “Change folder and search options” under the file menu.  Navigated to the search tab and decided to check the box for “Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files (searches might take longer)” and also checked the box for “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)“.  I clicked “Apply” and then “OK“.  Finally, I attempted my search term again and voila! It worked!

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