It doesn’t help that every filename is called Document1

When searching for files in Windows 7 Search, the results are taking a very long time to appear. Which of these options would be the best place to check your computer’s search optimization options?

A) Control Panel / Indexing Options

B) Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Local Security Policy

C) Task Manager / Services tab

D) Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management

E) Just keep everything in one big folder

The answer: A) Control Panel / Indexing Options

The Windows Indexing Options provide a list of file locations to be included and excluded from the automated search indexing process. If a directory is not indexed, the search process will take much longer to complete when accessing those documents.

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