Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Include files in Windows 8.1 Search

Posted on 2014-03-09
3
Medium Priority
?
365 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-09
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Lev Seltzer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 98

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 2000 total points
ID: 39915775
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Lev Seltzer
ID: 39915780
Thank you for your quick and accurate answer.
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39915782
@WEBuilder - You are most welcome. I use Windows 8.1 and I use the search function all the time.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Enabling the Skype for Business Meeting Scheduler in Hybrid OWA
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
A company’s greatest vulnerability is their email. CEO fraud, ransomware and spear phishing attacks are the no1 threat to a company’s security. Cybercrime is responsible for the largest loss of money to companies today with losses projected to r…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question