If I open up the Setting app/program in Windows 10, there is a search bar on the top right with the words "Find a setting" in it.

No matter what I type in that box, I get "No results for " and the string I typed.

Also, in the start menu, if I type a setting name ("resolution" in this example) I get the proper results in the Start Menu search results(e.g. "Change the screen resolution") but, when I click that result, I get a blank Settings box with no results inside and my search word is in the "Find a setting" box.

What did I break? Can someone help me "unbreak" it?


From this thread: How can I make Windows 10 search my settings/control panel items?

The answer from TranslucentCloud solved my issue.

1) Stop Windows Search service

2) Remove the "SystemIndex" key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\CrawlScopeManager\Windows\

(note, I had to change the ownership of the key to delete it)

3) Start the Windows Search service

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.