# Built-in help stopped working

At some point recently, the built-in help seems to have disappeared on my copy of Mathematica. When I try to use it, the help window has a message like "Your search - GraphLayout - in Documentation Center did not match any documents."

I think this started after I loaded some module with >> recently, but I forget which one it was.

Any ideas on how to resolve this? (Ideally without nuking all my options with a reset, but if I have to, so be it.)

• Does this persist even after you restart Mathematica or quit the "Local" kernel? – b3m2a1 Jan 30 at 2:40
• Also try typing in the direct URI in the top bar. I bet the "DocumentationSearch" package is just screwed up. E.g. type ref/Plot or whatever – b3m2a1 Jan 30 at 2:49
• Yep! ref/whatever` seems to work. Is there a way to fix it for good? And yes, it persists through restarts. – Trev Jan 30 at 5:42