Tag Archives: Windows 10 Search Index

Index Encrypted Files in Windows 10

Index Encrypted Files in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu, File Explorer, and Cortana can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. Today, we will see how enable or disable indexing for encrypted files on your computer.

Add or Remove Excluded Folders For Search Indexer in Windows 10

Add or Remove Excluded Folders For Search Indexer in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu, File Explorer, and Cortana can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. Starting in Windows 10 build 18267, the operating system offers a new method to manage the folders included in the search index.

Turn On or Off Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer in Windows 10

Turn On or Off Enhanced Mode for Search Indexer in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu, File Explorer, and Cortana can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. Starting in Windows 10 build 18267, you can enable a new option for the search indexing, called 'Enhanced Mode'.

Disable Search Indexing When On Battery in Windows 10

Disable Search Indexing When On Battery in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. In this article, we will see how to disable the Search Indexing feature when on battery. This can save battery power quite a bit.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Comes with Improved Search Indexing

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Comes with Improved Search Indexing

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu and File Explorer can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, improvements made to the Start menu's search algorithm make the OS search, that is, Cortana, track and index file system changes almost instantly.

Change Search Index Location in Windows 10

Change Search Index Location in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. In this article, we will see how to change the search index location in Windows 10. This can be useful if you have an SSD and want to reduce its write cycles.

Disable Search Indexing in Windows 10

Disable Search Indexing in Windows 10

In this article, we will see how to disable the Search Indexing feature in Windows 10. It can be useful, if you have a fast SSD drive. Search results will always be up to date, because the OS won't use the search index database. Here is how it can be done.