Windows® 7 indexing
Windows Indexing service is a service in the Windows NT Operating System. Windows Indexing is an Operating System service that maintains an index of most of the files on a computer and updates them without user involvement. The first edition of the indexing service was shipped in 1996. You could easily include items in indexes by including folders in libraries. The contents of those folders are automatically indexed when it is done. You can also add indexing locations by selecting on the 'Modify button' in the indexing Options. It does not index password protected Office files. Windows Search index in your system is automatically updated in the background when data is modified. Windows 7 is the new Operating System from Microsoft which includes the Windows Indexing feature.
Following are some information about Windows 7 indexing, features and options and also various uses of Windows Indexing:
- Windows 7 indexing
- Options and features
- Uses of indexing
Windows 7 indexing
Windows Search for Windows 7 is also referred to as Instant Search which is the successor of the Windows Indexing Service. It uses a different architecture and new indexer compared to Indexing Service. For Windows XP Operating System, Windows Indexing is available as an add-on application. It supports Filters, which are a set of interfaces which enables search programs to scan files.
Options and features
It is a built in feature in Windows 7 and it is significantly better than the horrible search options in Windows XP operating system. Instead of installing third-party software like Google Desktop to search files on your computer, you can easily find files from using this feature in Windows 7. You could get options to configure Windows Indexing from the control panel. In the Windows Indexing Options screen, you could configure what sections of your hard drive will be indexed or not.
You can use Windows Indexing to find files stored in your computer easily. It could help to find the files stored in your hard drive very quickly. You can turn off your Windows Search from Windows 7, but removing does not reduce the amount of hard disk space used.
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