[Windows10] Detailed setting of Search index file: Adding, excluding, changing the file type of the index

By | October 31, 2017

The current list of indexes is displayed, and you can add new indexes, remove unnecessary places, and so on.

Reconfigure the location of the index

Index these locations : The list displayed in the 1Included Locations” is the current indexing target.

If you want to change the drive or folder targeted by the index, click the 2Modify button.

Setting of the index of the search file



▼ You can check the list of files and folders to be indexed.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

If you do not want to index, for example, unchecking 1Internet Explorer History” disappears from the 3Summary of selected locations.

2New location you want to index, for example, if you check Local Disk(C:Drive), it will be included in the 3Summary of selected locations.

4The Settings are finished, click OK button.

Changing the location of the index

▼ In the “Index Options” window, 1Local Disk(C:) is included newly in the Included Locations. Click 2Advanced button to go to the “Advanced options” window.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

▼ On the “Index Settings” tab, to change to the new index location: click 1Select new button. Current Index location is 2C:\ProgramData\Microsoft folder by default.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

▼ After selecting a New Folder for Indexing, and click 1OK button.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file



Adding or excluding index target file types

▼  In the “Advanced Options” window above, when you click the 1File Types tab, the 2extension of the file type that is currently indexed is displayed.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

2 Uncheck the extensions you want to exclude from indexing in the file extension list.

3 If you have an extension that you want to target for the new index, entering “extension name(For example, jpg)” in Add new extension to list:, and click Add button.

4 Click OK button to apply the settings .

Indexinf data of Outlook Mail

▼ If your e-mail is not organized well and Outlook search is not working well, you may want to try re-indexing it.

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

Location of the index file

▼ By default, the index file is included in the following location.

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

▼ If you need to take ownership and permissions to a Storage Location, see the following:

[Window] setting of the index of the search file

Related Post

“You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.” ~ When you are denied permission to access the folder, take ownership and access rights and resolve.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.