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Published on 01.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn On Natural Language Search

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

Make searching for documents a little easier by turning on natural language search. 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 On Natural Language Search

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

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