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Published on 01.21.09 by Brent Trahan

Set Windows Search to Include Compressed Files When Searching Non-indexed Locations

Learn how to set Windows 7’s search engine to search zipped files when searching non-indexed locations.

Set Windows Search to Search Zipped Files

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

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

  3. Select the Search tab in the Folder Options window.

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  4. Check off Include compressed files (ZIP, CAB) under When searching non-indexed locations and then click OK.

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