Set Up Indexing to Not Treat Similar Words with Diacritics as Different Words

Learn how to make Windows 7’s search engine not treat similar words with diacritics as different words.

Set Windows Search to Not Treat Similar Words with Diacritics as Different Words

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

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

  3. Click the Advanced button in the Indexing Options window.

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  4. Uncheck Treat similar words with diacritics as different words in the File Settings section of the Advanced Options window.

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  5. The index will need to be re-built for the diacritic settings to take effect.

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    Click OK to re-build the search index.

  6. Click OK to save the settings.

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