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Windows 7: Indexing Options-what files should be indexed?

14 Nov 2015   #1
Sasquatch Sis

W7 Professional 64 bit
Indexing Options-what files should be indexed?

I have been having problems with Windows Search. Out of the blue it just stopped working the way I was used to. (I may have been one of the few that had good results from it initially. I could type something in and voila, the results would pop up in seconds, almost always with what I wanted at the top of the list. Sigh.) I noticed in the indexing options/advanced, under file types there are hundreds of files being indexed, many of which appear to be graphics. Would these be slowing down the search? Is it possible to uncheck all the files and then just check the ones I most often use?

Thank you for your help.

Sasquatch Sis

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14 Nov 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Here is a tutorial by Brink that might help you with what you are trying to do.
Their are also many other tutorial at the bottom of that page that might be helpful.

Take you time, their is a lot of information.

Index - Add or Remove File Types
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14 Nov 2015   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

There are better search tools IF you search by file name rather than by file contents.
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