Modifying the Index to Improve Searches


Windows keeps track of files in indexed locations (New!) and stores information about them in the background using an index, like the one found in the back of this book, to make locating files faster and easier. You can use Indexing Options in the Control Panel to view, add, remove, and modify indexed locations, indexed file types, and other advanced index settings. For example, if a file type is not recognized by the index, you can add it, or if you’re having problems with the search index, you can rebuild or restore it.

View, Add, or Remove Indexed Locations

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