Advanced indexing


  1. Posts : 4
    Win10
       #1

    Advanced indexing


    Is there anyway to disable all file types quickly, without individually selecting them?
    I only want to index executables.
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  2. Posts : 42,911
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hello, I've not seen anything like that.

    It wouldn't take that long to deselect all others though.

    Alternatively you could simply restrict your searches by including

    type:exe

    in every search in the search box.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    There are alternative "app launcher" search apps.
    Like Power Toys Run, however it's still reliant on windows indexing, and I prefer the GUI of Windows Search
    I just wish there was a whitelist mode rather than a blacklist mode...
    I assume like most things, there's an area of the registry that would have the advanced indexing options.
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  4. Posts : 42,911
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Thank you very much for your reply.


    Unfortunately not in a convenient way that lends itself to what you want. Much quicker and safer to simply uncheck those items.

    The problem you face is that your requirement is likely to be different to the designers' concept of use.

    You can, of course use the Feedback Hub app to make a comment if you wish.

    And as with any thread on Windows search I'm sure people will soon be posting the advantage of using 3rd party programs (I use one too).
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  5. Posts : 16,909
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    Chaython said:
    I assume like most things, there's an area of the registry that would have the advanced indexing options.
    Yes but it is not a useful area.
    - Changing Indexing options changes the Registry entries
    but
    - Changing the Registry entries does not change the Indexing options.

    Denis
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