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How To Speed Up Windows Searches

Computing : Operating Systems

If you have ever performed a search on your computer for a file, you can know how slow it is.

The worst thing is that if you search for a file one day, the computer will not remember, meaning that if you search for it again a week later it has not 'learnt' the path but instead performs the search all over again, as if doing it for the first ever time.

One way to change this is to switch on the indexing service. It builds a database of the file names on your machine, which it can refer to when searching - meaning that searches are performed in a matter of seconds rather than minutes.

Here's how to turn it on:

- Start
- Search --> Change Preferences

Select With Indexing and then 'Yes, enable Indexing Service' to turn it on, then click OK

By: Stephen

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