Search not working (admin privileges issue?)

Eadwin_CZ

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Hi, thanks for any tips. It's not really life threatening, but annoying and time consuming to do without.

After upgrading to Windows 11 searching no longer works. Not in the Start menu, neither in explorer, but strangely enough it works in control panels.
Anywhere else it doesn't even let me write anything into the search field.

Also I'm not sure if it's normal in Win11, but the system often asks me to "do something as an admin" with the popup confirmation window, like even when I want to create a new folder in Program Files (folder access denied), so could it be perhaps both caused by something in the admin rights?

I am the only user, my account is set as admin and I tried some tips from the internet like: usual troubleshooting, search indexing and SFC/DISM commands, reregistering Cortana (although it says not supported for my region), yet to no avail.

Any ideas?
 
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Win11 21H2 22000.194

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Welcome to Eleven Forum. :)


I think this will solve your problem.
Do step #5 in Option Two, here...

 

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    Win 10 Home 10.0.22000.258 (x64)
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    Built by Ghot®
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
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    100/100
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Also I'm not sure if it's normal in Win11, but the system often asks me to "do something as an admin" with the popup confirmation window


This IS normal in Win 11. When you want to make changes to anything in Program Files folder.
Like this for example. I just tried to add a folder to the Mozilla folder located in Program Files, and got this...

Image1.png


That's normal...
It's just Microsoft's way of protecting items in important folders.
You just click Continue.... and it should allow it.
 

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    Win 10 Home 10.0.22000.258 (x64)
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
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    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
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    2560 x 1600
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    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
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    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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I just tried to add a folder to the Mozilla folder located in Program Files, and got this...
Haha, you are blocking FF updates by putting it in Enterprise mode, right? (I do the same)
 

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    custom
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    i7-2700K
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    Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
    Memory
    24GB
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    MSI GeForce RTX2060 Super
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    onboard
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    Samsung curved
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    FHD
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    Samsung EVO870 SSD 1TB
    Seagate Barracuda HDD 8TB
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    be quiet 550W
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    CoolerMaster
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    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
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    KLIM Domination k852
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    Logitech standard cordless
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    10/1 DSL (the fastest line speed available here...)
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    Mozilla FF 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    W10 GUI heavily modified to eye candy W7 look with Stardock Blinds.
    No MS Account!
    No MS apps!
    I upgraded to W10 only for gaming purposes, otherwise I'h kept my beloved W7 Ultimate x64
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    custom
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    Intel Core i5-2500
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    Gigabyte PH67A-D3-B3
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    4GB
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    MSI Geforce 1050Ti
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    onboard
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    FujitsuSiemens 19"
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    1280x1024 (oldschool 4:3)
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    Samsung EVO850 SSD 250GB + Samsung 1TB HDD
    PSU
    be quiet 550W
    Case
    Mars MCNW ATX Gaming
    Cooling
    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
    Mouse
    Dell optical with oldschool cord
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    Dell german 102
    Internet Speed
    slow DSL, 10/1Mbps, but thats the best offer here
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    Mozilla 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    This is an older PC for testing new OS,
    Turthermore: 4 laptops on Win7 Ultimate x64, used for NAS, Media server, browsing, workshop and sound studio)

Bug locker

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Hi, thanks for any tips. It's not really life threatening, but annoying and time consuming to do without.

After upgrading to Windows 11 searching no longer works. Not in the Start menu, neither in explorer, but strangely enough it works in control panels.
Anywhere else it doesn't even let me write anything into the search field.

Also I'm not sure if it's normal in Win11, but the system often asks me to "do something as an admin" with the popup confirmation window, like even when I want to create a new folder in Program Files (folder access denied), so could it be perhaps both caused by something in the admin rights?

I am the only user, my account is set as admin and I tried some tips from the internet like: usual troubleshooting, search indexing and SFC/DISM commands, reregistering Cortana (although it says not supported for my region), yet to no avail.

Any ideas?
Hi. Try these , i solved search and administrator rights with :

1) Create a .reg file with that code

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"PromptOnSecureDesktop"=dword:00000000
"EnableLUA"=dword:00000000
"ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000000

You can note your current settins of those keys or export them , in case to you want to revert changes.

2) Download "Winaero tweaker" and select "Disable Smart screen".
 

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    HP Pavilion 17g-100nv
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    Intel 6200U
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    16GB
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    NVIDIA 940M
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    1600x900
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    WD 3D NAND 500GB
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    Logitech
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Ghot

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Haha, you are blocking FF updates by putting it in Enterprise mode, right? (I do the same)


That and a few other tweaks to Firefox...
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Home 10.0.22000.258 (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
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