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Vista: Modify Locations that are Indexed

Frustrated that Vista won’t search where you want it to? You can easily check to see what folders are currently being indexed, add new folders, and remove current ones. Modifying the indexing will allow you to improve the search performance on your system by adapting it to index only what you need. To modify the locations, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Control Panel.

2. Select System and Maintenance.

3. Select Indexing Options.

4. Click the Modify button.

5. The Indexed Locations dialog box will appear.

6. Click the Show all locations button at the bottom of the dialog box.

7. When the UAC prompt appears, click Continue.

8. In the Change selected locations panel, select the arrows next to the checkboxes to expand the locations.

9. After expanding the locations, check or uncheck the checkboxes next to the locations you wish to add or remove from the index.

10. Click OK.

11. Click Close to close the Indexing Options window.

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


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