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Setting Windows 7 Search Mode to Search Even the Contents of Files

The search box of windows 7 lets you search for your applications and file names in a really fast way. By default, it can search only the indexes file contents of text files, Word documents, and other kinds of data that you approved to be indexed. This makes searching a lot faster and accessible. However, do you know that you can set the Windows 7 search mode into a universal searching tool which helps you search even the contents of your files. Although, doing this can make your search mode a little bit slower, you can make your life with your computer a lot easier. In fact, you can even search for your particular kinds of articles by just inputting the right words. This article will teach you how to do that.

First, you have to launch the . You can do this by clicking on documents, back into libraries, and using the search box. Alternatively, you can start the task manager, end the explorer, search for the explorer, and then you will automatically be taken there.

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Second, press alt on your keyboard to go to the menu bar of the field.

Third, choose the tool menu which is located to the left of the help menu. Afterwards, select the folder options.

Fourth, you will be taken to another tab named folder options. You can confirm this by looking at the upper portion of the tab and far left of the close button wherein the title bar says folder options. You should then switch from the “general” tab to the “search tab” locate in the right of the “view” tab. Under the search tab, choose the radio button with the “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)” sentence.

Lastly, hit the OK button in order to save the settings you just changed. From now on, you will be able to search the contents of your different file types like document files, zip files, and more which are not included in the indexed locations.

You can try this out for yourself by clicking the search box on the far right side of the libraries field. Search using a word of any content you may have. The files will then be displayed after searching. If you input the right words, then the results you expect will be shown. If not, you should make sure that you really do have the correct contents because if not, then incorrect results will be shown or no results at all will be displayed. Try to see if you really have followed thoroughly the above instructions to make sure that you will surely have done them correctly for you to acquire the right results. Moreover, keep in mind that doing this can make your search mode a little bit slower. If ever you searched a very general term on your computer, expect to wait longer since numerous results may show up.