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Vista: Index Encrypted Files

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.

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
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