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Changing Search Options

When you perform a search for files or folders, Windows 7 uses the search options to help customize the search results. You can specify whether you want to search for file names and content or just for file names and whether to include subfolders or find partial matches. For non-indexed searches, you can set options to include system directories or compressed files (ZIP, CAB...). The search options are available in the Folder Options dialog box under the Search tab.

Change Search Options

  • one.jpg Click the Start button, and then click Documents.
  • two.jpg Click the Organize button on the toolbar, and then click Folder and search options.
  • three.jpg Click the Search tab.
  • four.jpg Select the What to search option you want.
  • five.jpg Select or clear the check boxes under How to search:
    • Include subfolders in search results when searching in file folders.
    • Find partial matches.
    • Use natural language search.
    • Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files (searches might take longer).
  • six.jpg Select or clear the check boxes under When searching non-indexed locations:
    • Include system directories.
    • Include compressed files (ZIP, CAB, ...)
  • seven.jpg Click OK.
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