24 Feb 2012

How to make Windows Search more useful in Windows 7

 In Windows 7, you can find more things and facilities in more places within few times —documents, email messages, songs etc.

Perform Your Search From the Start Menu
In windows Explorer, search any files from search bar, it rarely find anything, because Windows Explorer only searches the folder you're in—not your entire computer. If you have Libraries open in Explorer, it'll only search your libraries. If you aren't confirm where the file is that you're looking for, open up the start menu and search from there. It'll search your entire computer for files, folders, and programs matching those terms. If you want more detailed results, you can then click "See More Results" to bring up a detailed search results window. But thinking that you can shortcut your way to the detailed results by opening up Explorer first will get you nowhere.

Search the Contents of Your Files
index contentsBy default, Windows does search the contents of your files, meaning if your search term shows up inside a document (but not in the file name), it'll show up in search results. However, for some reason, this only works some of the time. I've certain files come up for one search term and not another even though both terms appeared somewhere in the document. I found the best way to improve content searching is to open up Windows Explorer and head to Organize > Folder and Search Options, then go to the Search tab. From there, check the "Always search file names and contents" radio button.
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Choose Which File Extensions Can Be Searched By Content
originalNow you can search by contents of your files, may be few of them still aren’t searchable- most notably file types Windows doesn't think you want to search, like .conf or .sh files. To search, go to the Start Menu and search for "Indexing Options". Choose the top result that comes up and then click the Advanced button. Under the File Types tab, you can add a new extension to the list, or edit any extension on the list to index the contents of the file. You can also uncheck any file extension to stop search from indexing that file type.

Add Folders to Your Index
If you have moved any folders in your Users folder, or are storing something useful elsewhere on your drive, you can add that folder to the index in one of two ways. Note that the more folders you add, the slower Windows search becomes, so don't just add your entire C: drive—pick your folders carefully to keep it fast and useful.
The easiest way is to include it in one of your libraries. Windows Explorer automatically indexes all your libraries, so either creates a new one or right-click on an applicable library and goes to Properties to add a folder to it. That folder will then be added to your index.
Alternatively, you can go back to Indexing Options (by searching for it in the Start Menu) and clicking the Modify button to add a new folder to the index. This is useful if you want to index a folder but don't want it to appear in any of your Windows 7 libraries.

Manually Type In Your Search Filters
If you want to search within a specific folder, you might find that searching from Windows Explorer's search box offers you a number of search modifiers to refine your terms, like "Date Modified", "Kind", "Type", and more.

search filterWhat you may not realize is that these filters change depending on what folder you're in. Usually it's helpful, changing them to Artist/Album/Title in the Music folder, or "Date Taken" and "Tags" in the pictures folder. If you ever want a filter that isn't shown, however, you can always just type it in yourself (e.g. datemodified:last week invoice1). In fact, it isn't unlike searching Google in this way—you can also use AND and OR operators too, plus quotes if you're looking for a specific phrase. You can also change what type of file a certain folder is optimized for, which will change the search filters available to you in that folder

These tips are simple and useful for normal windows user. You can reach V tech-squad online technical support for any of your queries relate to Windows 7 Support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201.

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