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Published on 01.21.09 by Brent Trahan

Set Windows Search to Not Include Compressed Files When Searching Non-indexed Locations

Learn how to set Windows 7’s search engine to not search zipped files when searching non-indexed locations.

Set Windows Search to Not Search Zipped Files

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


    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.


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


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