File Explorer

Windows 10’s November 2019 Update, also known as version 1909, is a service pack like-update with fixes and improvements, but even the November 2019 Update isn’t perfect for many consumers.

Many people are seeing annoying problems with File Explorer’s search box after deploying Windows 10 November 2019 Update. Microsoft said that November Update includes a new feature that adds online results from services like OneDrive to File Explorer’s search box, and it also enables suggestions in the search box.

Our findings revealed that Microsoft broke the File Explorer when integrating its new search experience. After delaying the patch for almost two months, Microsoft has finally shipped Windows 10 KB4532695 with fix for all your File Explorer and Control Panel issues.

In the changelog, Microsoft noted that January 28 update addresses an issue that prevents File Explorer’s search bar from receiving user input. Another bug has been resolved that prevented everyone from pasting copied text into the search bar with mouse’s right-click.

Windows 10 File Explorer

Microsoft’s Windows Insider team were aware of File Explorer problems and they fixed it in beta Build 19013, which was released on October 29, but Microsoft officially shipped November 2019 Update with this bug on November 12, apparently creating another mess.

Windows 10 update with File Explorer fix is currently rolling out to seekers or those who manually check for updates and select ‘Download and install now’ option. If you don’t want to install this particular update, you can fix your File Explorer issues with February Patch Tuesday release.

Current status of November 2019 Update

Windows 10 November 2019 Update is deliberately low-key with a limited set of improvements rather than a boatload of new features. Some people have described this release as a service pack with small and subtle changes.

Microsoft is expected to release another November 2019 Update-like service pack codenamed ’20H2′ later this year.

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Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.