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Windows search optimization

Posted On 2007-08-23 by FortyPoundHead
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Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Windows XP
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Within Windows XP you are able to search your computer for files (Start, Search), but takes some clicking to get what you want! To optimize the search function, you have to make some registry changes. To make changes, navigate to the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorerwhere you will find some important DWORD-values. Change these values to optimize your Windows search:SearchSystemDirs=1
SearchHidden=1
IncludeSubFolders=1
CaseSensitive=0
SearchSlowFiles=1 (if you have a tape drive, else: 0)


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