Windows Search Issues

When you add drives and other devices to your computer, it is good to have areas indexed so that finding files is easier.

Here’s how to re-index a drive –

Make sure your drive has indexing checked.  You can go to This-PC (or My Computer), double click, right click the drive and make sure it has indexing checked.

Next go to the Control Panel and click on Indexing Options


Click on Advanced


Click on Rebuild


This will take some time to rebuild your index.


This increased a client’s drive from 600+ files to over 83,000+ files.


You can continue using your computer during this time.   The search time and accuracy will improve after a few minutes.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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