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Windows 7: search multiple drives in W7

17 Jul 2014   #1
pedsto

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search multiple drives in W7

In XP I could select the drives when doing a search. I have two hard drives and when I do
a search in W7 it appears only C: is searched. Is there a setting for multiple drives?


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17 Jul 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Yes type Indexing Options in Start Search box, then Modify and tick the boxes you want.

Pay attention to sub-boxes as you may not want to Index the Windows folder and limit it to User accounts only on C.
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18 Jul 2014   #3
pedsto

w7 64
 
 

thanks, why did MS make W7 features so convoluted?
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18 Jul 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

It's not. Most users don't want any drive they plug in to automatically be indexed which uses background resources. So you need to add them, that's all

A good rule of thumb is to limit the chosen items to only what you might need to search using a keyword. The index is so cool it will find webpages you visited
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