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Where are the Index options in Vista?


Guest evemarley

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Plz help. Been looking for them for over an hour now!!!

 

Thanks!

 

EM

 

That's an easy one. I'll try to get a "how to" article written up this week. For now, here's the basics:

 

Click Start, Click System and Maintenance, Click Indexing Options

 

You should now be in the "Indexing Options" window. On the left you should see the list of "included" locations currently being indexed as well as "excluded" locations.

 

To configure additional locations to Index, Click the Modify button.

To configure the settings of the Index service, click Advanced.

 

Some of the advanced settings include, location the Index will be stored, rebuild the index from scratch, treat similar words with diacritics as different words, index encrypted files, configure which file types or extensions to index, index file properties only or include file contents etc...

 

All in all, the options are VERY minimal. In my opinion, it's a big step back from the Windows Desktop Search v2.6.6 which runs on Windows XP. You would think they would have "improved" the Index capabilities with Vista but nope..... No UNC indexing for you!

 

Keep an eye our for a more advanced write-up on http://www.groovypost.com

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Guest evemarley

 

That's an easy one. I'll try to get a "how to" article written up this week. For now, here's the basics:

 

Click Start, Click System and Maintenance, Click Indexing Options

 

Keep an eye our for a more advanced write-up on http://www.groovypost.com

 

Got it! That was easy ....

 

Thanks mrG

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Just wanted to throw my hat in the ring on this one. I agree, I'm runing Vista and I miss the features of the older versions of Windows Desktop Search. I'm playing with the Google Desktop search now.

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