Vista: Index Encrypted Files

Posted February 15, 2007 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Vista

By default, Vista does not index encrypted files. If you need to have these files indexed for your utilization of Vista’s search functionality, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Control Panel.

2. Select System and Maintenance.

3. Select Indexing Options.

4. Click the Advanced button.

5. When the UAC prompt appears, click Continue.

6. Under the File Settings section, check the Index encrypted files checkbox.

7. Click OK.


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