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The search function in ArcMap fails to run and does not display any results in the Search window when searching for data or tools.
This issue can be caused by, but is not limited to, the following:
• A toolbox or custom toolbox was created which may be connected to a remote server
• An eminent folder is present from a previous installation after an upgrade
• A corrupt user profile
Review the following options for the best possible solution to the issue.
Code: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.x\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes
Code: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.x\Configuration\CATID
Warning: The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary. Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions. Therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.