How to fix SearchUI.exe missing on Windows?

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Issue: How to fix SearchUI.exe missing on Windows?

Hello. SearchUI.exe missing from my PC, and I don't know what should I do because I cannot access the search function on my Windows 10. Clicking on the taskbar and starting to type doesn't work at all. I think this is common, but I only find complaints, but not solutions online. Help me

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SearchUI.exe missing on Windows issue is the problem that triggers search function disappearance. People often report[1] the problem, and some of the quick fixes might include restarting the process via Task Manager, but the problem is not solved this way. Especially, when the SearchUI.exe is not found.

Sometimes the failure of the file like this can trigger problems with Cortana and trigger microphone issues, lead to serious problems that keep users from using machines properly. SearchUI.exe missing issue is related to search or Cortana, so users have a difficult time using computers, but these problems are most definitely not related to any issues with Windows OS bugs, or even malicious software.[2]

Although there are no particular issues and universal causes for the problem, it is possible to fix SearchUI.exe missing on Windows. The solution depends on the specific incident that the user reports having. The file can stop working, get suspended, or simply cannot be found by the OS or you as a user.

These are the common issues that users write about in online forums[3]:

  • SearchUI.exe stopped working or not responding.
  • SearchUI.exe suspended is the problem that is triggered by the interference of the third-party antivirus tool, so disabling the program solves the issue.
  • SearchUI.exe application hangs is the problem that might be related to other programs and compatibility issues.
  • SearchUI.exe crashing is the issue that leads to PC crashes, and to fix this problem, users might need to create a new account or a user.
  • SearchUI.exe application error is the particular problem when the error related to this file is directly concerning the program. So latest updates of the program or the OS might fix the problem.

SearchUI.exe missing on Windows is possibly related to missing or corrupted files, so fixing the issue might include file repair. You can restore system files, registry entries, DLLs, and other pieces with ReimageMac Washing Machine X9 or a similar program. Make sure to run a scan using this type of application and fix possible causes of the error. Then you can move on with manual solutions.

SearchUI.exe missing issue

#1. Check for the OS updates

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  • Click Win key and type Windows Update.
  • Click on Windows Update from the search results and then select Update History.
  • Now you should see the list of updates, and you should see the status, i.e. failed to install or successfully installed.
  • You can install the latest update or install the one that failed to install before.

#2. Create a new user account to fix SearchUI.exe missing on Windows

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  • Go to Settings and locate Accounts.
  • Choose Family & other people.
  • Choose Add someone else to this PC.
  • Select I don't have this person's sign-in information.
  • Choose the option Add a user without an account.
  • Enter the name and proceed with Next.

#3. Troubleshoot

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  • Open Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I, and click on Update & Security.
  • Under the Update & Security page click on Troubleshoot from the left-hand side.
    Troubleshooting the search function
  • Click on Additional Troubleshooters and look for Search and Indexing and click on it.
  • Run the troubleshooter.

#4. Delete Roaming profile

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  • Open the Run box by pressing Win and R keys.
  • Type control and hit Enter.
  • When in Control Panel find System.
  • Click Advanced system settings once there.
  • When in System Properties, click Settings under User Profiles.
  • Select the domain profile and choose delete.
  • Then you should contact the domain administrator and ask him to rename your roaming profile or delete it. Once that is done, the issue should be resolved.

#5. Perform a clean boot to fix SearchUI.exe missing on Windows

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  • Click on Win key + R and type msconfig in the Run box.
  • Hit OK.
    Msconfig
  • Once the System Configuration window opens, choose Services tab.
    Hide services
  • Place a tick alongside Hide all Microsoft Services box and then select Disable all.
  • Then hit Open Task Manager.
    Task manager options
  • Open Startup and disable all programs that are set to boot along with the Windows system automatically.
  • Restart your PC.

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