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Indexing Files 0:00-0:06 In this demonstration, we're going to talk about configuring indexing options. Configuring Locations 0:07-3:06
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Now, the indexing service on a Windows system searches specified location on the system hard diskdrives and catalogs all of the files and programs that it finds in those locations. This is done for a very important reason. It makes the search process much faster. In fact, it's the reason why you can come down here to your search field and type in the name of a file that you want to find such as project schedule and have it displayed in the list of search results. Now, think about how long this processwould have taken if I were searching for a file named ProjectSchedule.rtf and Windows didn't have an index to consult. Well, the operating system in that case would have had to start searching at the top of the hard drive at the root, C:\, and start working its way down through every single folder on the hard drive trying to find a file named ProjectSchedule.rtf. That would have taken a long time to complete. However, it happens really fast. In this situation, I can just click on the file and open it up because the Windows indexing service has already gone through the system and has indexed all of the different files that it found in the specified index locations, and it saves them in a little database. So, when I come down here and type "Please find a file named project schedule", all it has to do is perform a quick query of the database, find the file, note where it's located, and display it in the search results. So as you can see, the indexing service on Windows is very, very useful. And you can customize how it works. To do this, we need to open up control panel, and let's just search for indexand we'll click on indexing options. In this screen, we can specify where in the file system we want the indexing service to look for and catalog files. Notice right here, we have a list of included locations.Internet Explorer history, offline files, start menu, and the user's folder where all of our user profile data is saved. Now, we could if we wanted to, catalog the entire hard disk drive but there are an awful lot of directories in the file system that have files in them that you probably will never ever directly interact with or use. So we don't want to unnecessary processor cycles trying to index all those hundreds of thousands of files. Instead, we just want to index those locations on the hard disk drive where our commonly used data resides. Now, you can modify this list if you want to. To add or remove locations, come down here and click modify, and here you can customize which locations you want to include in the indexing process. Now, notice over here that I have a hard disk drive named data. It's drive E and it's not currently being indexed. However, there are files on the data drive that I want to include in the index. I'm going to mark the data drive by clicking this check mark right here and I'm going to hit OK, and now notice that my E drive is added to the list of included locations. Now, all of the files on this volume will
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