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Published on 01.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Natural Language Search

Learn how to turn off Windows 7’s natural language search feature.

Natural language search enables you to search for things using a more natural language.

For example: You could search for music by an artist by searching for “artist Marc Broussard” or you could search for e-mail from me (Brent) about Windows 7 by searching for “e-mail from Brent about Windows 7“.

Turn Off Natural Language Search

  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 Use natural language search in the How to search section and then press OK.


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