««««Set, for which Windows folders, the search index uses

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already a freshly installed Windows for a built-in search, which is accelerated by an indexing mechanism. Where it is indexed, you even can set.

so Windows uses more directories and drives to

  1. type in the search box of the taskbar an “indexing options , and then click the program from the list that appears.
  2. see all folders included in the search. By default your user directory and other data sources and in the right column the excluded subfolders.
  3. click the button change .
  4. it appears a split view where you see above all usable data sources below currently enabled that, like in the window.

    Der Dialog Indizierte Orte
    Here you can set which folder the search index is fed.

  5. open for example a drive icon and navigate to the desired folder.
  6. turn on the checkbox before the name and the directory will appear below. Subdirectories thereof are automatically included.
  7. If you exclude a subdirectory by the way click of the checkbox of the index, this folder name in the column shows up close from .
  8. after clicking on the OK the search immediately starts. This can take some time because the indexing system uses the times where they don’t do anything to the PC.
  9. If you are looking after indexing in Windows Explorer , the new towns should be already lightning fast search.

do not need search at all, relieve your PC best of the care of the search index: Windows: disable indexing .

the search for content, configure

in the default Windows for some file types performs a full-text search, for others the search only refers to properties, such as the file name. You can so specify what data each appears in the index,:

  1. access indexing options , as described above.
  2. go with the button advanced to the particular settings and select the tab there file types .
  3. select a data type from the losses.
  4. my entry in the right-hand column is file property filter , then the index of these files takes only information such as the names in the index.
  5. is the full-text search enabled, shows the right column for example plain text filter or a special filter, such as the Microsoft Office filter.

    Dateitypen für den Index
    Whether the search index for a particular file type contains also full text information, navigate here.

  6. you want to switch from one to the other mode, then change the setting below the file list – for example, from only properties index properties and file contents index.

with the dialog you can not, however, affect, that Windows is to use a special filter for its indexing. Windows for no matching filter for a file type ready, it simply uses the plain text filter . It’s useful for all directly readable files. If you are programming in PHP and JavaScript, so for example, you can use the VOlltextsuche well, to find program files over their content.

If you enable full-text search however about the eBook format “mobi”, the plain text filter brings absolutely nothing. Because it is a packed and thus binary format, where the plain text filter will find no content. For a particular file type, may find a utility which is gearing for a matching content filter for the search.

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