Add DIVX and FLV to kind:=video

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    Add DIVX and FLV to kind:=video

    How to add DIVX and FLV extensions to Explorer's search result for kind:=video?
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    How do you add these extensions so explorer finds them?
    Add DIVX and FLV to kind:=video - windows 10 - Windows 10
    should help.
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    As Windows doesn't recognize .DIVX and .FLV files as "video" by default, they won't appear as such in the search results. You surely found more extensions behaving like that. Basically, you have a folder and you know there are such video files in it. If you search for them with Windows Explorer using the option "kind:=video", they won't be listed in the search result.

    You have to add such extensions to Windows' registry "Kind" key.

    1. Launch regedit.exe. (But do not do that on your own, if you are a novice in computers and you don't understand what damage the wrong handling of it can cause to your operating system.)

    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\KindMap.

    3. Right-click on KindMap then New/String Value. Name the string as the extension you want to add, like:

    4. Right click on the new string and choose Modify...
    Type the "Value data" as the intended type, for example:

    That "Value data" field can contain multiple file types separated by ";", example:

    The accepted types (kinds) are listed here:

    You can consider a .DIVX file as a video and/or a film. Not funnily, it you mark it as "movie" in that "Value data", when you search for the file in Windows Explorer, the "kind" will not be "movie", but "film"!

    5. Repeat that for any extension you want to add.

    6. Close the registry and go to Control Panel/ Indexing Options/ Advanced Options and the 2nd tab "File types". Select the extension. The radio button below defaults to "Index Properties Only". If you want to index the contents (useful if it is a text file type), then click "Index Properties and File Contents". Check that for any new extension you have added.

    7. Go the 1st tab "Index Settings" and click Rebuild. It will take a while for the files to be re-indexed with the new changes you made.
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