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Title: SearchUI.exe missing from Windows 10 64-bit
Post by: maitaioneone on August 14, 2021, 09:54:35 PM
Hi,

I have an Acer Aspire R, running Win 10 fully updated, Avast Free 21.6.2474 (build 21.6.6446.683). 

My SearchUI.exe file is missing. 

I am unable to do a Windows Search Bar search and pull up files.  Is there a setting in Avast preventing this? 

Thanks
Title: Re: SearchUI.exe missing from Windows 10 64-bit
Post by: DavidR on August 15, 2021, 12:38:38 AM
As far as I'm aware there is no Avast interaction on this (or you would have had an alert or message).

Where are you searching from ?
A screenshot and any error message you are getting may help.

A windows update may have been involved, you say your copy of win10 is fully updated, if so apparently searchUI.exe has been changed/renamed to SearchApp.exe, but this happened some time ago.  I did a search on searchUI.exe and got this attached image at the top of the listings.

EDIT: if you are searching from the Magnifying Glass icon on the system tray, that works on my system.
Title: Re: SearchUI.exe missing from Windows 10 64-bit
Post by: bob3160 on August 15, 2021, 01:14:34 AM
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hide-and-unhide-your-search-box-in-windows-10-6d8252b7-864f-c1b6-6a56-3eea0cda08dc