Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

Kodi app is open-source software and one of the reasons that paved the way to the huge success of this app is the add-ons on the Kodi app. The most loved add-on is the Exodus, as it provides worldwide access to unlimited streaming materials and an easy way to search for the files on the add-on. Imagine having to encounter this message, Kodi Exodus search not working, while you would like to use this ultimate add-on. The search feature on the Kodi app will browse through various online sources on the web and provide the results quickly. However, Kodi search error can be a major disturbance at times. The causes for this error and the methods to fix the error on the Windows 10 PC are discussed in this article. Even if the Exodus won’t search after being prompted, you can use the methods explained here to fix this issue on the Kodi app.

Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

How to Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

The section provides the list of reasons for which the search error may occur on the Kodi app.

  • An issue with the Internet Connection- There might be some issues with the Internet connection that doesn’t allow you to use the Kodi search feature.
  • Cache Files- The Cache files saved locally on the PC and the Exodus add-on would hinder using the Search feature on the Kodi app.
  • Corrupt Graphics driver- The Graphics driver on your PC may be corrupt and may not support using the Kodi app.
  • Malware files on the PC- If there are any virus-infected files on your PC, you may see Kodi search error.
  • Banned API Key- The API Key, which is used for authentication of the Kodi app, may not be registered properly, and you may not be able to use the search feature on the Kodi app.
  • Incorrect Search Filters- The search filters on the Exodus add-on may be configured incorrectly, and you may not get the required result.

Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Methods

The basic troubleshooting methods to fix the search error on the Exodus add-on on the Kodi app are explained in this section.

1. Force restart your PC

The first approach to fix the Kodi search error is to force restart your PC. Press the Windows key, click on the Power button, and click on the Restart option to solve the glitches on your PC.

Click on restart

2. Delete all Temporary Files

The numerous cache files on your PC might be a reason for the search error on the Kodi app, you can try deleting all the temporary files on the PC. Read the method on the link given here to clear all the temporary files on your PC to fix the error.

delete all temporary files

3. Update Graphics Driver

The Graphics Driver on your PC may be corrupt or outdated, and you may not be able to use the search feature on the Kodi app. Read the method to update the Graphics driver on your PC using the link provided here to fix this error.

Update graphics driver. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

Method 2: Delete Exodus Cache

Kodi search error may occur on the PC if there are numerous cache files on the Exodus add-on. In this case, you can try deleting the Cache on the Exodus add-on to fix Kodi Exodus search not working issue.

1. Press the Windows key, type Kodi and click on Open.

launch the Kodi app

2. Click on the Add-ons tab on the left pane of the window.

Click on the Add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. Then, click on the My add-ons tab on the left pane of the next window to see all the installed add-ons on the Kodi app.

Click on the My add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

4. Now, click on the Exodus add-on in the Video add-ons section to open the Exodus add-on screen.

5. Next, click on the Tools tab on the screen.

Exodus Redux Tools clear cache kodi

6. Click on the Exodus: Clear cache option on the list displayed to clear all the cache files.

7. Finally, click on the OK button to confirm the selection and restart the Kodi app.

Also Read: Fix Kodi Update Failed

Method 3: Update Exodus

If the Exodus add-on is outdated or corrupt, you may see Kodi search error on the app. Follow the steps below to update the Exodus add-on and fix Kodi Exodus search not working issue.

1. Hit the Windows key, type Kodi and click on Open.

launch the Kodi app

2. Click on the Add-ons tab on the left pane of the window.

Click on the Add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. In My add-ons tab, right-click on the Exodus add-on in the Video add-ons section, and click on the Information option from the given menu.

 

4. Now, click on the Update button on the screen to update the Exodus add-on.

Kodi Exodus Redux update

Note: You can also enable the Auto-update button on the screen to install the updates of the Exodus add-on automatically on the Kodi app.

 

Method 4: Alter Timeout Setting

The Timeout setting allows you to set a specific time before the search engine stops looking for sources on the web. Kodi search error may occur if the timeout setting is set to the lowest range; you can alter this setting to fix Kodi Exodus search not working error.

1. Launch the Kodi app on your PC by typing in the Windows search bar. Click on Open.

launch the Kodi app. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

2. Click on the Add-ons tab on the left pane of the window.

Click on the Add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. Then, click on the My add-ons tab and click on the Exodus add-on in the Video add-ons section to open the Exodus add-on screen.

select video add ons in kodi add ons menu

4. Next, click on the Tools tab on the screen.

5. Click on the General option on the next screen to go to the settings screen.

6. Alter the Providers Timeout option to 30- 45 seconds using the drop-down menu and save the changes.

Providers Timeout Exodus Kodi

7. Now use the search function on the Exodus add-on to see if it is working.

Also Read: How to Add Favorites in Kodi

Method 5: Change Search Filters

The search filter on the Exodus add-on must be configured properly to fix Kodi search error. Also, if you have installed a search filter such as the Global Search add-on, then you can alter the filters similarly to fix Kodi Exodus search not working error.

1. Open the Kodi app from the Windows Search bar.

launch the Kodi app

2. Click on the Add-ons tab on the left pane of the window.

Click on the Add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. Click on the My add-ons tab and click on the Exodus add-on in the Video add-ons section to open the Exodus add-on screen.

select video add ons in kodi add ons menu

4. In the View options section, you can alter the search as Unwatched to fix Kodi Exodus search not working issue.

Note: You can click on the Reset option to reset all the search filters on the Exodus add-on to fix the issue.

Method 6: Reinstall Exodus

The Exodus add-on might have some glitches, you can reinstall the add-on to fix Kodi search error.

Step I: Uninstall Exodus

The first step to reinstall the Exodus add-on is to uninstall the current version of the add-on on the Kodi app.

1. Launch the Kodi app from the Windows Search bar.

launch the Kodi app

2. Now, click on the Add-ons tab on the left pane of the window.

Click on the Add ons tab. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. Click on the My add-ons tab, right-click on the Exodus add-on in the Video add-ons section.

4. Next, click on the Information option from the list.

 

5. Then, click on the Uninstall button on the screen.

Kodi Exodus Redux uninstall update disable

 

Also Read: How to Clone Kodi Configuration and Duplicate Your Setup

Step II: Reinstall Exodus

The next step to fix Kodi search error is to install the latest version of the Exodus add-on on the Kodi app.

1. Press the Esc key to return to the home page of the Kodi app and click on the System button at the top bar on the left pane of the home page.

click on the System button

2. Click on the File manager option in the menu displayed.

Click on the File manager option. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

3. Now, type the following URL on the <None> field and click on the OK button.

http://lazykodi.com/

Type the following URL on the field and click on the OK button 

4. Type the name Lazy in the Enter a name for this media source and click on the OK button to save the repository.

 

5. Press the Esc key to return to the Add-ons page of the Kodi app and click on the Package button on the top left corner of the page.

click on the Package button on the top left corner of the page. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

6. Click on the Install from zip file option on the next screen.

Click on the Install from zip file option on the next screen

7. Click on the Lazy repository on the Install from zip file window to install the repository on the Kodi app.

Lazy repository on the Install from zip file kodi

 

8. Then, click on the -=ZIPS=- option on the next window to select the file source as zip files.

Note: If the -=ZIPS=- option is not available, click on the –ZIPS- option on the window.

 

9. On the next window, click on the KODIBAE.zip file on the screen to install the Kodi Bae repository and wait till the installation process is complete.

Note: The Kodi Bae Repository Add-ons installed notification message will display on the screen after the repository is installed.

click on the KODIBAE.zip file on the screen to install the Kodi Bae repository

 

10. Click the Install from repository option on the same screen.

 

11. Click on the Kodi Bae Repository to proceed.

Click on the Kodi Bae Repository. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

12. Then, click on the Video add-ons option on the next screen.

Click on the Video add ons option

13. Click on the Exodus 6.0.0 add-on in the list.

Click on the Exodus 6.0.0 add on. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

14. Finally, click on the Install button on the next screen and you will see the Add-on installed message after the add-on is installed.

Click on the Install button

Also Read: How to Update Kodi Library

Method 7: Register API Key

An unregistered or banned API Key or the Application Programming Interface key may cause Kodi search error. To fix this error, you can register the API Key and modify the program file.

1. Press the Windows key, type Google Chrome and click on Open.

launch the Google Chrome app

2. Open the official website of the SIMKL and click on the JOIN SIMKL FOR FREE button.

join SIMKL for free

3. Here, choose any one option to Sign in to SIMKL.

Note: You can alternatively sign in to your existing account using the sign-in credentials.

sign in to SIMKL

4. Register a new application on the official website of the SIMKL New Application page.

5. Provide a unique name to your account on the field and type the following on the URI field.

Urn:ietf:wg:oath:2.0:oob

6. Click on the Save App option and you will see a screen with the Client ID and Secret Code on the Dashboard.

Note 1: Select the FTP address on the screen and press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously to copy the FTP address.

Note 2: Also, note the Client ID and Secret Code on the screen.

The following steps will help you in altering the API Key programming file corresponding to the Kodi add-on.

7. Press the Windows+ E keys simultaneously to launch the Windows Explorer and double-click on the address bar at the top.

8. Now, hit the Ctrl + V keys together to paste the FTP address on the address bar on the Windows Explorer.

paste the FTP address. Fix Kodi Search Error on Windows 10

9. Next, navigate to the Android > data > org.xmbc.kodi > files > addons > plugin.video.exodus > resources > lib > modules folder.

10. Select the simkl.py file on the list and press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously to copy the file.

Note: You need to copy the simkl.py file and not the simkl.pyo file.

11. Press the Windows + D keys together to go to the Desktop and then hit the Ctrl + V keys simultaneously to paste the file.

12. Select the simkl.py file, right-click on the file, move your cursor to the Open with option on the list, and click on the Notepad option on the adjacent menu.

13. On the Notepad file, click on the V2_API_KEY and the CLIENT_SECRET entries and replace the values in the “ ” with the Client ID and the Secret Code respectively.

14. Press the Ctrl+ S keys together to save the Notepad file, then close it.

15. Select the edited simkl.py file on the Desktop, press the Ctrl+ X keys together to cut the file, and paste it to the modules folder on the location path.

16. Click on the Yes button on the User Account Control window to replace the previous file with the edited file.

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The article discusses the methods to fix Kodi search error on Windows 10 PC. The solutions to fix the error message on the Exodus add-on, i.e. Exodus won’t search, are described in this article. Please let us know all your suggestions and drop all the queries on the Kodi Exodus search not working error in the comments section.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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