When I search any term in the Start Menu, I never get local results: enter image description here

That is, until I manually apply a filter to the search: enter image description here

Then for some reason, it works properly. Does anyone have a fix? Haven't found one in any similar Super User question/online forum.

  • Have you disabled indexing? – PulseJet Apr 21 '17 at 19:47
  • Disable internet searches and see if you have better results. – Ramhound Apr 21 '17 at 20:14
  • @RadialApps all the files are properly indexed (as shown in results when a filter is applied) – pqn Apr 23 '17 at 21:47
  • @Ramhound I've searched and installed gpedit.msc (I have Windows 10 Home), but the "Search" folder is missing in the editor – pqn Apr 23 '17 at 21:48
  • @pqn That means you will have to apply the changes to the appropriate keys yourself – Ramhound Apr 23 '17 at 21:53

Turn UAC back on. To verify if this is your problem, check the following logs in event viewer. Application


Applications and Services logs - Microsoft- Windows - Apps

If you see anything regarding Cortana or SearchUI that says "This application cannot be activated by the built-in Administrator" - It's because you've disabled either UAC or the Windows Firewall Service.

This will deny required permissions to Cortana - which happens to be a key component of Windows Search.

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