KB4532695 fixes the File Explorer Search issue in Windows 10


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KB4532695

Microsoft just released the second set of cumulative updates for January, and they include many new fixes, including the long-awaited fix for the File Explorer search issue.

This update fixes a problem that has been persisting for almost 4 months, which many users have been expecting to arrive with the first set of Patch Tuesday updates for the year 2020.

Another noticeable fix will thrill gamers since it fixes an issue that caused multiplayer PC games to drop the invitation to play the game in multiplayer mode

KB4532695 is available for Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows 10 version 1909. Builds increase to version 18362.628 and 18363.628 respectively.

KB4532695 Changelog

These are the key changes that come with KB4532695 :

Updates for Windows 10 version 1903

  • Improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication
  • Updates an issue that changes the user-customized order of tiles in the Start menu even though the layout is locked or partially locked
  • Updates an issue that causes a grey box to appear when you search within Control Panel and File Explorer
  • Fixes an issue that causes the touch keyboard to close when you select any key
  • Updates an issue that, in certain cases, causes multiplayer PC games to drop the invitation to play the game in multiplayer mode
  • Updates an issue that sometimes causes an error when you unplug a USB type C hub flash drive
  • Fixes an issue that displays incorrect indicators for offline and online files

Updates for Windows 10 version 1909

Due to the nature of Windows 10 version 1909, it comes with all of the above-mentioned fixes, plus the following:

  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer’s Search Bar from pasting clipboard content using the right mouse button (right-click)
  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer’s Search Bar from receiving user input

As you may have noticed, this is just a small generic update that deals with bugfixes more than anything else.

Whichever the case, this will probably be the last set of updates that Windows 10 users will be receiving until the 11th of February, during the next round of Patch Tuesday updates.

The updates are available via all known sources, which include:

  • Windows Update
  • Microsoft Update
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Direct downloads on the Microsoft Update Catalog website

Have any other questions or suggestions regarding the latest Cumulative Update? Don’t hesitate to reach for the comments section below.

Editor’s Note: If you want to know everything there is to know on Patch Tuesday, check out this in-depth guide.