I have a couple of questions so we can see if this is a bug or not.
Was this project created in Premiere 18 and you converted it to 2019?
Could you try creating a new project and seeing if the search feature works there?
Let me know!
The software it's installed in a computer with OS high Sierra with no previews versions ever, and happens in every project I create.
I have another computer running windows and the same thing happens.
I am having the exact same issue with Search function on a project that was created in PP 13.0.2, running on High Sierra 13.10.5, any guidance to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.
What kind of footage is it? Is it CF based? If so, how did you import the footage? If it's CF based, you need to import via the Media Browser, not File > Import to make sure you've ingested all the metadata.
It's normal footage from CF, music, graphics, pictures, etc, it happens with any kind of asset, I don't think it about any of that.