How do I fix the Windows 10 Settings search if it won't display results?

There's nothing more frustrating than a convenient feature failing you when you need it most. Some users, for whatever reason, find that the search function in the Settings window won't display results.

Luckily, fixing this problem should only take a few minutes. Here's how to re-index your Settings folders and get back to the search Windows 10 intended.

How to fix Windows 10 Settings search not displaying results

  1. Press the Windows key and R key simultaneously to open the Run window.
  2. Type %LocalAppData%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState into the Open: field.
  3. Click OK.

    Type the code into the Open field. Click OK.

  4. Right-click the Indexed folder.
  5. Click Properties.

    Right-click the Indexed folder. Click Properties.

  6. Click Advanced.
  7. Click the checkbox beside Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties so that a check mark appears.

    Click Advanced. Click the checkbox beside Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed in addition to files properties.

  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Apply.

    Click OK. Click Apply.

  10. Click OK. A window with a progress bar will pop up as the folder is indexed.
  11. Click OK when the indexing progress is finished.

    Click OK. A window with a progress bar will appear as the folder is indexed. Click OK.

Your Settings search

Have you had to deal with the Settings search flaking out? What did you do to fix it? Let us know in the comments section below!