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Options Window Overview - Advanced Tab

The advanced option tab features three sections that enable you to customize the software. Check or uncheck check boxes corresponding to options needing to be customized and, if needed, modify or add parameters corresponding to your needs and preferences.

File Indexing

  • Do not index contents of files or attachments larger than X MB: By default, Copernic Desktop Search does not index documents larger than 50 megabytes. You can modify this limit at your convenience. If you deactivate this option, the software will index documents of all sizes.
  • Additional text file types to index as text: This option allows Copernic Desktop Search to index text file types other than the predefined ones. Use the file extension formatting .xyz and separate each file extension by a semicolon (;).
  • Additional file types to index (name and properties only): This option allows Copernic Desktop Search to index file types other than text file in order to retrieve these files more easily with the program. It will index file information only, such as name, program size and date modified. Use the file extension formatting .xyz and separate each file extension by a semicolon (;).
  • Music Files types to index: This option allows you to add or remove music files types. Use the file extension formatting .xyz and separate each file extension by a semicolon (;).
  • Video file types to index: This option allows you to add or remove video files types. Use the file extension formatting .xyz and separate each file extension by a semicolon (;).
  • Picture file types to index: This option allows you to add or remove picture files types. Use the file extension formatting .xyz and separate each file extension by a semicolon (;).

Advanced

  • Find whole words only: Relevant documents must always contain whole words.
  • Search as you type: Filters results as you type the query. This applies to any search box of the software main window.
  • Skip pictures smaller than 16 x 16 pixels: By default, Copernic Desktop Search does not index picture files that are smaller than 16x16 pixels.
  • Skip music files if duration is less than 10 seconds: By default, the software does not index music files that are shorter than 10 seconds.

Index

The Index Folder field indicates the complete path to the folder that contains index files.

To modify the location of the index files:

  1. Click Change. The Select Index Folder window appears.
  2. Browse to the new destination folder.
  3. Click OK to confirm. The Select Index Folder window will automatically close.

Copernic Desktop Search needs to restart for this change to take effect.

The Clear index contents and reindex all files and folders link allows you to rebuild your index automatically.

When the customization is finished, click OK to close the Options window.