Learn how to turn on Windows 7’s search index.
Windows 7’s search index is used to keep track of everything the Windows search engine finds when it scans your computer’s files so that search results can be quickly shown to you when you search.
Turn On Windows Search’s Index
- Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
- 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.
- Select the Search tab in the Folder Options window.
- Uncheck Don’t use the index when searching the file system and then click OK.
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