December 18, 2015 Of Directors
By default, if you are looking for something on a Windows computer, it matches your query with filenames. You don't mind looking at what's written inside the file. Because this way the indexes that the Windows system has to store are the smallest, Microsoft has kept this search option by default. But what if you don't remember the filename, but remember something within the text of the file? If you want to search the required file by text within the file, you need to make a simple adjustment in the indexing options. Follow the steps below to customize Windows 10 to search for text within files.
Light: Windows 10 advanced search tricks
Step 1 - Research indexing options in the search box on the taskbar. Click on Indexing options that appears as a result of the search.
Step 2 - In the indexing options window, click Advanced As shown below.
3 pass - Now in the advanced options window, select file types language. Then select index properties and file contents down How should this file be indexed? as shown in the screenshot below.
After clicking OK, you will be shown a message saying that the rebuild has started.
Confirm this and the index rebuild process will start running in the background. It can take several hours to a few days, depending on the size of the files on your PC. You can shut down or restart and the process will start where you left off. You can search normally and you can run all Windows PC functions normally without any problem. Windows Search will work based on the last rebuild, which is the last setting in the indexing options. Once this rebuild process is complete, your searches will automatically be based on the new settings. This means that you can search the files for snippets of text or words.