Question by Jeremy Miles: How do I stop Google desktop being the default windows explorer search?
When I hit control F in windows explrorer, the google desktop search comes up, which means I can search within files (very useful) but I can’t search for files by name. Anyone know how to fix that?
Answer by J R
Verify that content indexing is enabled for your specific file type.
If your file type is available for content indexing, then verify that context indexing is enabled. When content indexing is disabled, Google Desktop searches filenames, but file content won’t be indexed or available for search.
To verify that content indexing is enabled, follow these steps for Google Desktop 5 or later:
Click the Google Desktop icon in your system tray.
Select Options to open the Desktop Preferences page.
Click the Desktop Search tab.
Select the ‘Enable content indexing for new items’ checkbox.
Make sure the checkbox for your specific file type is selected in the ‘Search Types’ section.
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