Wednesday, July 17, 2013

How to Rebuild Search Index in Windows 7 and Windows 8

The index closely related to the search feature in Windows Exlporer. With indexed locations, we can search any files or folders in those locations faster than non-indexed locations (read the previous article about "Windows 7 Search Index"). But sometimes in indexed location, the index cannot find files or folders that we looking for, although we are sure the files exist in that location. Over the time, the locations we have used have a lot of changes, such as copying and moving some files in it. So the index would change. In this case, we have to manually rebuild the index to get more accurate results (or we can call it to update the index).

Indexing Options

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Use Windows 7 Search Index to Speed Up The Search

Search feature in Windows 7 is very helpful to search some files that stored on PC's hard drive. However, when we want to search some files using search feature, it can takes much time to find it. To save search time, we can use Search Index feature. Windows 7 Search Index will index the files and stores information about the files including date modified and the file name, and also properties about the files. In some locations that are not indexed, the Windows 7 system will search a file name or file property through PC's hard drive and it will take much time to find it. The indexed location can makes searching feature faster.

Non-indexed locations

Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to Clean Registry in Windows 7 with CCleaner

In Microsoft Windows operating system, registry is a database system that used to store data and information about system, hardware, and software configuration. If PC is always used for many things like browse the internet, install or uninstall PC software, and store some data, these things is very closely related with operating system's registry. Time by time, there will be garbage registry that not useful. If these registries are not cleaned, it will decrease PC's performance. Therefore, clean registry is very important and one of the many maintenance process that can speed up PC's performance.

Registry Editor in Windows 7