Enabling Indexing Service

Updated: June 09, 2001

Ryan J. Magyar

Pennsylvania State University, McKeesport Campus

July 14, 1999

This tip applies to both Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional:

Enabling Indexing Service greatly speeds up searches by maintaining an index of the files and folders on your computer. This is especially useful if you do a lot of searching for files or folders.

To enable it, click the Start button on the taskbar, click Search, and choose For Files or Folders. Then click Search Options (below the Search Now button), and click the Indexing Service hyperlink at the bottom of the Search Options box field to open the Indexing Service window.

Happy searching!

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