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Add Locations for Indexing and Quick Search in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

With the new release of Microsoft Windows 7 search feature is also highly improved and therefore any file or folder which is searched by the user are be found almost instantaneously and real-time results are displayed. This is because of indexing feature which is integrated in the operating system and which enables files and folders to be searched even more efficiently. However the default indexed locations are only looked for when any object is searched by the user. Users can modify the locations where the indexing feature is also applicable to get instantaneous results while they search for any object by the operating system. As a Windows 7 user if you want to include non-default locations for indexing you are required to follow the steps given as below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with any account for which you want to enable indexing feature on non-default locations.

  2. At the bottom of start menu in search box type Indexing Options and press enter key.

  3. On the opened Indexing Options box click on Modify button.

  4. Under Change selected locationslist check the boxes representing the locations you want to add for indexing.

  5. Alternatively you can uncheck the boxes representing the locations that you want to exclude from the indexing list.

  6. Once done click on Ok button to save the changes and click on Close button on Indexing Options box to close it.