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How to Change Advanced Indexing Options

It is a common experience that people often forget where they have kept their things. This is also valid when people use the computers. People forget where they placed a particular file or folder in their computer. As a result they get frustrated because any file can be of considerable importance and value particularly if it is needed at the high time. People have one option here which can help them look for where they have placed that particular file or folder. They use the windows search option which can be found under start options in windows.

Advanced indexing

Windows takes the help of index to search for the files and folders that you specify to it. There are some advanced settings for indexing options. You can change the windows indexing settings to advance settings in order to optimize and make the searches faster on your computer.

Adding certain file types to windows indexing

If you are using a certain file type on your computer that windows index does not recognize then you can add it to the windows index easily to perform future searches faster. First of all you have to open the indexing options in windows. Go to start options and search for the indexing options in the tab. Here you can find indexing options. Now click “advanced” in the indexing options. If the systems ask you for a password, (usually administrator password) then provide the password so that you can proceed further. You will notice the “file types” tab in the advanced options. Click on the file types tab. You will notice “add the new extension to list” box. Here you need to add that particular file extension. For instance, you add the file extension “txt” in the “add the new extension to list” box. Now you need to click “index properties only” and then click ok. If you are adding encrypted files to index make sure that you have a “windows bit-locker” ready on your hard drive. There is no need of any kind of maintenance that the windows index requires.


However at times you can note that Windows is not searching for the files and folders that are already appearing in the search indexing. In this case you need to rebuild the index. The rebuilding of indexing can take up to several hours. However your search will not be optimized unless the index is fully and properly rebuilt.

In order to rebuild the index you need to search for indexing options by going to start and then searching for indexing options. Click on the indexing options. Now click the advanced tab and if you are asked for a password, then provide that password so that you can proceed further. You will notice the “index settings” tab in advanced options dialogue box. Click index settings and you will notice a rebuild index tab. Click on the rebuild index. You may be asked for providing a password in order to proceed further. If so, then provide the password so that index rebuilding process is started and your windows search becomes faster.

Hence in this way you can index through your files easily and it becomes a lot easier to search a particular file in your system.

How to Stop Windows Media Player from Opening

A large number of people want to see their programs run on Windows Media Player but this creates a problem when due to default settings, it automatically opens. This creates a problem when you desire to use another media player.

Simple Instructions to prevent Windows Media Player from opening by default

It is not mandatory to always use Windows Media Player to run your media files. Anybody can change the default settings and stop it from opening. Below are some simple guidelines that are helpful in providing a complete solution to this problem:

1. Go to the start menu and choose “All Programs” and after that click on Windows Media Player.
2. Now go to the Tools drop down menu. It is located on top of the screen.
3. Select “Options” and then click on the dialog box, where you can select the “File Types” tab. Once you select the file type, you will notice several kinds of files which Windows Media Player can play.
4. Here you will see different kinds of files and you can select the type you want the Media Player not to play by default.

These files consist of:

• Windows Media Audio
• Microsoft Recorded TV Show
• Windows Media
• AIFF audio
• Windows Media Video
• Music CD Playback
• MP3 audio
• Windows video
• Movie
• Windows audio

After all this you need to identify which of the above you want. For further help, read the file description and under this, you will find the corresponding file extensions. If you select a diverse player, Windows Media Player will not be able to run that file.

Once you choose the player of your choice, check out the box you wish Windows Media Player not to play and then select the “Apply” button. Now shut the dialog box by clicking Ok.

Having completed the above mentioned process, you can run the program for a trial. You can run a media folder to check whether you succeeded in your mission or whether you have something left. If you are successful, you will see the default performer and not the Windows Media Player!

You can try different methods to Prevent Windows Media Player from Opening.
The above mentioned method has been very successful and if you are not happy with it, you may try the following process:

• Select “My Computer”.
• Right click on the DVD or CD drive.
• Select “Properties” from the descending menu.
• Now click on the Autoplay tab.
• From the Actions menu, select the file type and then click on “Select an act to perform” and then select “Take no action”.
• Next, select another file type and keep selecting an action unless you stop seeing Windows Media Player as the default player.
• Now select the Apply button and click Ok to wrap up the process.

If you follow the guidelines mentioned here, you will not have any problems with Windows Media Player in the future. The above mentioned steps are simple and can be easily implemented!

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