How to optimize the Windows Search Indexer

The Windows Search Indexer by default may lack in some departments. This post is here for people that want to try to get the most out of the indexer using a simple option.

A lot of people use a program like Everything to index the system and search for files that way. I do recommend the program but I do understand if people say to me that they’d rather want the default Windows version to be better.

Here are the steps you could follow to possibly improve the indexer:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Go to Search
  3. Go to Searching Windows
  4. In the Find My Files section set the indexer to Enchanced
  5. Done!

The change could take a while to see an effect as the Indexer now needs to do a lot more work.

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