Tag Archives: Windows 10 Search Index

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.

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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'.

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Index File Contents on a Drive in Windows 10

Along with file system meta data, Windows can include the file contents and extra file properties. This makes the search index large and slower, but more efficient if you often search for file contents. In our previous article, we saw how to enable this behavior for certain file types. Today, we will see how to enable it for a drive in Windows 10.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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