Hello all,

A friend is having problems with the "Search" feature in Windows Explorer. When he clicks on the "Search" button, the search dialogue area that typically replaces the Folder section of the Explorer window does not appear.

All steps have been taken to rule out Virus/Malware

Any help would be greatly appreciated

try running registry cleaner like regcure or registry doctor the problem might lie in the registry

So does it mean he is unable to search for anything using windows search option? What have you tried to rule out the Malware/virus infection though?


Can your friend use the exact same search feature via IE - go View, Explorer Bar, check Search; Change prefs, Change file, folder search behaviour, Advanced and OK...?
Oops... an oldish thread..