using search bar in file explorer locks up explorer (searchapp.exe fault) windows 10

I had a machine that kept crashing when you put anything in the search bar in file explorer. After digging through the event viewer I found a couple errors related to explorer and searchapp.exe.

The program explorer.exe version 10.0.19041.3031 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
Process ID: eb0
Start Time: 01da64db37e76e8d
Termination Time: 0
Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Report Id: d463be71-c367-4d54-880b-949063fd7db7
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Hang type: Cross-process

Followed by another error

Faulting application name: SearchApp.exe, version: 10.0.19041.3031, time stamp: 0x30ed67b0
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.3086, time stamp: 0xe1ac3f79
Exception code: 0xc000027b
Fault offset: 0x000000000012d8b2
Faulting process id: 0x2d74
Faulting application start time: 0x01da64fa00f853da
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 2ba6b73b-8e4b-48d0-8c47-0feb8675b02a
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Search_1.14.10.19041_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI

After a little digging I found this post on tenforums because of finding the searchapp.exe crash logs, not from searching “file explorer crashes when using search” which was my initial approach. So hopefully this helps someone who’s having difficulty fixing this issue, and trying my way first.

  1. 1.
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    The downloadble .reg file below will delete the registry key below.
    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.
    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
    4. When prompted, click/tap on RunYes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
    5. restart pc to apply
    6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
  2. 2.
    1 .Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.
    Contents of the .bat file for reference:
    @echo off
    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\StateStore" /V ResetCache /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F
    taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
    start explorer.exe
    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop. 3. Unblock the .bat file. 4. Run the .bat file. 5. You will now notice your screen flicker as a command prompt quickly opens and closes to run the command to reset the live tile cache, then restarts the explorer process to apply.

    As the original post on tenforums mentioned, don’t forget to restart the computer after applying the fixes. Again, credit to the guys over on tenforums for coming up with the fix, files linked here  just in case the posts disappear.

    Thanks for reading,
    Ross Bannister

CSG-M106 no LTE

The issue was the brand new units wouldn’t connect to LTE. The solution that fixed mine is below.


  1. login to the router @
    user: root
    pass: last 8 of sn
  2. on the home page it will have the lte settings, click abort.

3. this is what it looks like while it’s processing

4. once it gets to this screen press “auto setup”

5. the button will go grey, just wait.

6. The verizon will light up green and start working.

Thanks for reading, hope this helps.

mysql error 1356 references invalid table(s) or column(s) or function(s) or definer/invoker of view webmin

Long story short, I recovered a mysql backup from my old LAMP server and afterwards I kept getting a view error when editing users. After many hours of trying to find a fix I was about to dump and rebuild the mysql.user schema since it was what was messed up since it had old user rights and everything from my old server. I googled for hours and hours trying to fix it finally what did it was one simple command….

mysql_upgrade --force

boom user view worked
boom I can edit and add users again through the webmin interface.
Thanks for reading hope this helped!

How to get Motorola CPS radio programming software.

I was looking for dealers to help get me setup with Motorola’s programming software so I could program some Motorola cp200d’s myself. I stumbled upon North Georgia Communications. The President of the company replied fast requesting more information, I called and got more information from him including directions on how to pay. Just a heads up, you are not paying him for the software, you’re paying for instructions on how to obtain the software. The President of the company Ken is pretty full of himself, but does supply some good information. What my $103 got me was a copy of cps 2.0 and instructions on how to get an account to activate it. More or less you are paying him for his expertise on how to obtain it and operate it to program your radios if you aren’t good at reading documentation.
tl;dr no dealers can sell Motorola software it must be purchased from the official Motorola shop online. This is not disclosed before the purchase, they waited to tell that tidbit till after.

below is exactly what he sends when you purchase “the software” from him.
backup download

Duplicati showing error after every run

The issue is that duplicati does not have access to locked files such as excel spreadsheets or other items locked by the programs that open them. the fix is super easy and only two steps.

Step 1.

  • Open Duplicati ui, and go to the backup under Configuration: choose Edit

  • Then go to option 5 “Options”

  • Under advanced options, click the down arrow then click “add advanced option” and scroll down to “snapshot-policy”
  • select it, then change the off to on in the drop down box, then save your settings.
    it should look like this.


  • Step2.
  • Right click Duplicati from the system tray icon, and select quit.
  • Goto the C:\Program Files\Duplicati 2\
  • right click “Duplicati.GUI.TrayIcon.exe” and under the compatibility tab select “run this program as an administrator”

Re launch duplicati !

All done! Run the backup again to verify it worked and that should be it.

Automate picture and video offloading!

When I would come home from hunting and it came time to offload all the video and from my cameras I’d have to sit there and manually copy the files over and wait, then swap cards, manually copy and wait, I generally have 4 cards to offload upto 100GB of data at a time. So I decided to look into how to automate it all, first thing that came to mind was autorun but apparently it has been removed from usb devices in newer versions of windows. After come googling I came across a software that brings autorun back to windows, called “APO USB Autorun” [link to download below].

I decided to play around with this new software a bit and though to myself if each device just had a script on it that moved all the files over with an autorun function boom I could just pop the cards in and let it do its thing automatically!

One downside with this method is you have to use a USB card reader, and you have to plug the card reader in, to the usb port, not just plug the sd card into the reader, so keep that in mind.

Below is the code in its entirety what you want to do is make both files in the base directory of your SD card one named “filecopy.bat” and “autorun.inf” an easy way to do this is to right click in the directory and go to New>Text Document and replace the NewTextDocument.txt with the required file names.

After you have the files created open autorun.inf with notepad or notepad++ and paste this into it.


Save that file, then do the same for filecopy.bat

@echo off
::>>time and date stamp YYYYMMDD, HHMMSS and YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('wmic OS Get localdatetime  ^| find "."') do set dt=%%a
set datestamp=%dt:~0,8%
set timestamp=%dt:~8,6%
set YYYY=%dt:~0,4%
set MM=%dt:~4,2%
set DD=%dt:~6,2%
set HH=%dt:~8,2%
set HH=%dt:~8,2%
set Min=%dt:~10,2%
set Sec=%dt:~12,2%
set stamp=%MM%-%DD%-%YYYY%
::uncomment next 2 lines to preview the date stamp
::echo %stamp%
::>>creates subfolder under date for camera, leave blank if you want all pictures in one directory
set camname=nikon
::>>destination location of your video files \cameraname\ should be uniquie per camera name so files are organized by camera
set servpath=\\server\pictures\%stamp%\%camname%\
::>>source location of video files %cd% automatically uses your sd cards drive letter including first slash E.G. G:\
set vidpath="%cd%DCIM\100NIKON"
::>> creates new directory in the offload folder with the date and camera subfolder
if not exist "%servpath%" mkdir "%servpath%"
::>> copies files from %vidpath% to %servpath%
copy "%vidpath%" "%servpath%"
::>> creates temp directory for text comparison files if it doesnt exist
if not exist "%cd%temp" mkdir %cd%temp\
::>>writing a text file containing all the file contents from vidpath and servpath
dir "%vidpath%" /-p /a-d /o:gn | FIND "/" > %cd%temp\DirContents.txt
dir "%servpath%" /-p /a-d /o:gn | FIND "/" > %cd%temp\servercp.txt
::>> comparing file contents of both directories to make sure they mattch before wiping the card
::>> then if file lists and sizes dont match it goes down to :files_differ and deletes temp folder and files from %vidpath%
fc /b %cd%temp\servercp.txt %cd%temp\DirContents.txt > nul
if errorlevel 1 goto files_differ
::>> if all files and filesizes match in %vidpath% and %servpath% then it deletes the originals from %vidpath% then removes temp folder
del /q "%vidpath%\*"
rmdir /q /s "%cd%temp"
::>> uncomment next line to get verification message
::msg %username% copy success!
::>> if copy failed this removes the temp directory and the new subfolder in
rmdir /q/s "%cd%temp"
rmdir /q /s "%servpath%"
::>> uncomment next line to get fail message
::msg %username% Copy failed please retry

it’s pretty much self explanatory the only things you need to touch are below, and I think I commented everything well enough.

  • set camname=nikon
  • set servpath=\server\pictures\%stamp%\%camname%\
  • set vidpath=”%cd%DCIM\100NIKON\”

“camname=camnamehere” This setting will only add a folder for a certain camera in the dated folder where pictures/videos are dumped. EG C:/pix/01/14/2020/camnamehere/ so you want to be sure to use different names on each SD card if you want them organized.
“set servpath=\server\pictures\%stamp%\%camname%\” This setting represents the base folder where you would like to dump pictures/videos to EG mines in a windows share on my server called pictures.
“set vidpath=”%cd%DCIM\100NIKON\”” This setting tells the script where your pictures are on the SD card. LEAVE %CD% and do not add a backslash after it this is a variable that automatically puts your drive letter in, so if your card looks like this on your pc D:\DCIM\100NIKON and that’s the folder the pictures are in that is what you will type “%cd%DCIM\100NIKON\”

Upon completion of configuring the batch file and the file, go ahead and install “APO USB Autorun” which can be found HERE, unplug your card reader and plug it back in, it should start copying!

Tip, to do multiple at once, get a usb hub and multiple readers then just plug the hub in it should run the script on all drives when they are all detected.

30 subscriber special video!

We did something a little different for this video, something fun and not exactly hunting related. The video is a satirical look into how powerful and scary the AR-15 is, by comparing the damage it does vs other weapons against a mighty foe, watermelons! There was a surprise with the AR-15 I couldn’t believe how much destruction it caused!!! Anyhow, we had fun making the video and hope you enjoy it too! Thank you for reading.

Opening weekend Dove season 2019

The opening day of Sept 1st 2019, was pretty pleasant woke up to temperatures around 64 degrees quite humid but a slight breeze made it feel great with a hoodie on, my friend Bo accompanied me. The morning spots we picked weren’t so great we saw a few but only shot one. The afternoon it really picked up on a new spot that I decided to try, bagged 7 in just over an hour! The next morning, Labor day, I took a break from dove and took my dad fishing since he hadn’t been out of the house in a while, then I went back out, with my daughter Ahri, to that same spot I went opening evening. I let Ahri run the camera…. she could use a little more practice but overall she did alright haha, we bagged 7 more in about an hour they were loving that Mojo decoy. Ahri was pretty damn good at remembering where the birds fell, way better than me anyways.

Overall it was a pretty enjoyable weekend, it was great to get out of the house and back into the woods (or field rather), and a great way to start the fall hunting season.