The search feature provided with Windows 7 is quite powerful since this feature is completely integrated with the operating system itself. All a user would have to do is, click ‘Start’ and type the first few letters of a file name. A list of files would then be displayed on the menu.
Some times you may notice that not all file types appear on the search list. This is because Windows 7 has only few file types specified to its search index.To add a new file type follows the steps below. This how to tip is also applicable to Vista.
- Click ‘Start’ type the word index in the search box and press enter button.
- On the resulting window click the ‘Advanced’ button
- Click the file type tab
- On the next window, at the bottom type a three letter extension
- Click the Add button to enlist files of the extension to be include in the search indexing.