Windows 10 search is a very useful feature, which allows you to perform a quick search on your Windows 10 computer. In this post, MiniTool Software will show you how to hide and unhide the Windows 10 search bar on the taskbar and some other useful information.
The content in this post includes:
- The introduction of Windows search.
- How to use Windows search to search your needed content and tools?
- How to hide and show the Windows search box on the taskbar?
- What to do if the Windows search bar is missing?
You can just switch to your needed part if the issue you want to solve is included in this post.
Windows 10 Search Bar on Taskbar
Where Is the Windows Search Bar on Taskbar?
Windows search is a Windows snap-in feature. The Windows search bar is located on the left side of the Windows taskbar .
The appearance of the Windows search bar on your computer has two modes:
Mode 1: you can right-click the taskbar and then go to search > show search icon to enable this mode.
Mode 2: you can right-click the taskbar and then go to search > show search box to enable this mode.
If you want to find some tutorials, apps, files, and settings on your Windows computer, using Windows search is a quick method.
Besides, if you want to know the weather of some areas, the stock prices, the currency conversion, and some other information, you can just type what you need in Windows search and this tool will automatically show you the search results. Then, you can select what you need to open it. You can see that this is an easy and fast way to find and open what you want to use.
Do you how to hide taskbar Windows 10 if you don’t want to see it for some reason? In this post, we will show you some methods for different situations.
How to Use Windows Search?
It is very easy to use Windows search. You just need to click the Windows search icon or Windows search box and then type the content or the name of the tool you want to use. You may get more than one search result. If so, you need to select the proper one to open it.
How to Hide and Show the Windows 10 Search Bar on Taskbar?
How to Hide the Windows 10 Search Bar?
If you want to hide your Windows 10 search box, you can right-click on the taskbar and then go to Search > Hidden . The Windows search box or icon will immediately disappear from the taskbar.
How to Show the Windows 10 Search Bar?
If you want the Windows 10 search box to show on the taskbar, you can right-click on the taskbar and then go to Search . Then, you can select Show search icon or Show search box according to your preference. The Windows search box or icon will immediately appear on the taskbar.
How to Fix Windows Search Bar Missing?
If you can’t find the Windows search bar on the taskbar, you can first try the method mentioned in the above part to unhide the Windows search bar. If the method doesn’t work for you, you need to try other methods like disabling the tablet mode, creating a new user account, and more. You can find more available solutions in this article: Windows 10 Search Bar Missing? Here Are 6 Solutions .
Bonus: How to Recover Files You Can’t Find on Your Windows 10 Computer?
As mentioned above, you can use Windows search to find the files that you want to use. However, if you can’t find them using this method, these files may get lost by mistake. To rule out this possibility, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a free file recovery tool , to scan your drive and find your needed files.
With the free edition of this software, you can recover up to 1GB of files after scanning. If you want to restore more files, you can use a full edition.