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How to configure indexing files

How to configure indexing files
How to configure indexing files
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To speed up the search in Windows 7, there is way index frequently used files. How to set up different indexing options is discussed in this short article.

Run the utility from the Control Panel → Indexing Options, the main window contains a list of indexed folders. To add your own folder, or delete from the list of available ones is possible in the "Indexed Locations", which can be run by pressing the Edit button. In the folder tree just checkmark wanted directories, but remember that it is better to index frequently used files or folders and to choose ones that are most often searched. This can be your library or the folder with personal documents. Indexing system folders (Program Files, Windows) will only slow down system performance.

Indexing Options
Indexed Locations

By clicking the Advanced button, a dialog window is opened to select additional parameters of indexing: the user is given the option to allow indexing of encrypted files, as well as to take into account the differences in accent marks. These options will increase time indexing. They require reconfiguration of indexing. They must be used with caution and only if necessary.

If any problems with indexing or search occur (incomplete data, lack of existing documents in the search results), the index can always be removed and reconfigured by pressing the corresponding button of the window. Furthermore developers provided an opportunity to move the index files to any folder (except non-removable media formatted with NTFS), in order to reduce, for example, the amount of space consumed by the system drive.

Advanced Options
Advanced Options 2

In the "File Types" you can select the types of files to be indexed, for example, if you specify only .mp3 or .doc, it will greatly accelerate the updating of the indexation and reduce system consumption. Also it is possible for the selected types of files to enable or disable the indexing of the content, specify your own, not listed file types.

The Pause button in the main window of the utility serves its direct purpose and stops indexing on the first request of the user. By the way the Indexing Service is running and loading the computer depending on the user's activity, "distributing" the computer resources when necessary.

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