Windows 10 Search feature broken by Bing

Hanno Labuschagne

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Windows 10 Search feature broken by Bing

Windows 10’s Search feature stopped working for several hours yesterday, according to a report by Softpedia News.

Users who attempted to use Search were presented with blank results in both the Start Menu and File Explorer. This meant it was not possible to quickly locate online content or local files.

Microsoft confirmed the issue and said it particularly affected Windows 10 devices in Europe.
 

OCP

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My affected clients did not find this funny :-(
 

MeestaR

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That is why I despise Windows 10, yet I am forced (sorta) to work with it.
 

Happy Days

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Wait - so you have to use an online search engine to look for local files? Why would this be the default?
 

Herr der Verboten

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Windows 10 Search feature broken by Bing

Windows 10’s Search feature stopped working for several hours yesterday, according to a report by Softpedia News.

Users who attempted to use Search were presented with blank results in both the Start Menu and File Explorer. This meant it was not possible to quickly locate online content or local files.

Microsoft confirmed the issue and said it particularly affected Windows 10 devices in Europe.
What is this windows search?
I thought everyone uses Everything.
Clearly not everyone.
 

AirWolf

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Experienced this yesterday.

Found a fix on Microsoft site to reset search functionality.
 
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