Add an Indexed Location

Learn how to add a new location indexed by Windows 7’s search engine.

Add an Indexed Location

In this example, I’m going to add the C:\Windows folder as one of the indexed locations. Use this example to add any folder or drive to Windows 7’s indexed locations.

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Indexing Options in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Indexing Options isn’t available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select the Modify button in the Indexing Options window.


  4. Use the arrow to the left of Local Disk (C:) to expand it and then check off Windows.

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  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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