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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 6: Mastering Windows Explorer and Searching Your Computer
Optimizing File Properties for Indexing
As with file contents, the Windows Search Service indexes file properties to display
search results of indexed files and folders faster. All files have properties associated
with them and the type of file determines what the related properties are. Document
files can have properties such as:
Title
Subject
Tags
Rating
Categories
Comments
Authors
Last Saved By
Figure 6-30. Controlling the types of files that are indexed
Indexing Your Computer for Faster Searches
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Company
Manager
Data Last Saved
Photos and other types of image files can have special properties in addition to stan-
dard document properties, such as:
Dimensions
Width
Height
Horizontal Resolution
Vertical Resolution
Bit Depth
Camera Maker
Camera Model
Exposure Time
ISO Speed
Focal Length
Music and other types of audio files can have special properties in addition to stan-
dard document properties, such as:
Artists
Album Artist
Album
Year
Genre
Length
Bit Rate
Producers
Publisher
You can view and configure a file’s properties by completing the following steps:
1. Right-click the file and then select Properties.
2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Details tab.
3. Click a property’s entry to select it for editing, and then type the desired prop-
erty value. Separate multiple values with a semicolon. For example, if you want
to add tags to a file, you would click the Tags property, type the first tag, type a
semicolon, type the second tag, and so on.
4. Click OK.

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