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How to Create an Indexing Options Shortcut in Windows 10

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By default, Windows will use the index when searching to give you faster search results. The search index only includes your selected locations. These locations can be filtered for what file types (extensions), file properties, and file contents you want indexed.

Indexing Options allows you to make changes to all the search indexing settings in an easy to use UI.

This tutorial will show how to create or download a shortcut that opens Indexing Options in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:


EXAMPLE: Indexing Options
Name:  Indexing_Options.png
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Create Indexing Options Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Indexing Options Shortcut in Windows 10
To Download Indexing Options Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

Indexing_Options_shortcut.zip

download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Create Indexing Options Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Indexing Options Shortcut in Windows 10
To Create Indexing Options Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll

OR

explorer shell:::{87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7}

Name:  Indexing_Options_shortcut-1.png
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3. Type Indexing Options for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. Right click or press and hold on this new shortcut on your desktop, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Indexing_Options_shortcut-4.png
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

%SystemRoot%\System32\srchadmin.dll

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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Indexing_Options_shortcut-6.png
Views: 142
Size:  24.6 KB

9. You can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn