Windows operating system uses indexing while searching in order to provide faster and smoother search results. The search index can be customized by users based on file types, extensions, properties, file content and many more factors. The indexing takes place in the locations selected by user. So indexing is definitely an important aspect of Windows search. Now, this tutorial will help you to learn how to turn on/off index Encrypted Files in Windows 10. You need to sign in as administrator.

The index deploys the Windows Search service. It runs in the background as Searchindexer.exe process. The index automatically updates for changes made to the included locations since the last index rebuilds to increase search result accuracy. You can customize Indexing to a large extent. If you are using language which has the use of diacritics, then treating similar words with diacritics as different words will be a good option. Enabling this option will rebuild the index. The following tutorial will help you use words with diacritics as different words in Windows 10.

You will come across security warnings while going through the steps. Acknowledge the warning and proceed.

Steps to Turn On or Off to Index Encrypted Files in Windows 10

1. Right click on Start Button and select Control Panel.

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2. In the Control Panel search bar, type Indexing Options. You can also find Indexing Options straight from the menu.

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3. Next, click on Advanced.

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4. Under Index Settings, find out File Settings option. under File Settings, you will find an option “Treat Similar words with diacritics as different words”. Check the option and click OK. Now enabling the option will invigorate a warning which says that the index will be re-built. Click OK to continue.

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5. If you want to undo the option, follow step 1-3 and then uncheck the “Treat Similar words with diacritics as different words” option. Click OK and then Close.


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