70. Modify Locations Which Vista Indexes
For quick searching of files on your PC, Windows
Vista automatically indexes set folders on your
system. This is an excellent and, surprisingly,
quick way of searching your system. provided, the
file(s) you are looking for reside in the default
folders that Vista indexes.
If the file you are looking for doesn't fit into
the standard folder categories indexed by Vista you
may be in for a long wait while Vista searches your
system for the file.
To modify Vistas' indexing capability, add new
folders or, indeed, remove folders you don't require
indexing, 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 Window, Click
the Modify button.
5/ The indexed Locations window
dialog box now appears.
6/ In the Locations window,
Click the Show all Locations
7/ 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 to continue.
8/ The Change Selected Locations window
now appears. To expand the location
selection, Click the arrow next to
the relevant checkbox(es).
9/ Once the selected location
has expanded, Click the checkbox of
the folder(s) you wish to add to the index. if you
want to Remove a particular folder,
Click on the relevant checkbox to
remove the checkmark, then Click OK.
10/ Finally, Click the Close