71. Index Encrypted Files
Files on your PC that are encrypted are not, by
default, indexed by Windows Vista. This makes
searching for an encrypted file rather slow and
If you want encrypted files on your PC indexed,
then proceed as follows:
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start menu, Click
3/ In Control Panel, Click the
Indexing option (if you are using
the Control Panel Home display then
you need to click System and
4/ In the Indexing Options
window, Click the Advanced button.
5/ Because you are making alterations to the
system, the User Account Control
(UAC) will kick in and prompt you for Authorisation.
if you are the Administrator then
simply Click the Continue button.
If you have a Standard user Account,
you will need the Administrator password
6/ The Advanced settings window
will now appear.
7/ Within this window you will find a section
marked File Settings.
8/ Look for the Index encrypted files
option and Click on the Checkbox.
This will place a tick in the box
to enable the option.
9/ Finally, Click OK.