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Include files in Windows 8.1 Search

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I have some basic files that do not seem to be included in search in Windows 8.1: MS Publisher (2013), PDF, Word (2013), etc. These are not on drive C:, but on a different internal drive E:.

How do I get them included so that when I go to File Explorer and search for a file, the content of these files will be searched?

Thank you.
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So long as the drive is internal, always there and not on a network, then go to Control Panel, Indexing Options. The main window that comes up is the Location window.

Add the folder or folders on the E: drive into Locations (use the Modify button). When you have finished, go Advanced options and Rebuild the index. This will take a while so do it in an off time.
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Thank you for your quick and accurate answer.
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@WEBuilder - You are most welcome. I use Windows 8.1 and I use the search function all the time.
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