Add files to index

CDS indexes files (documents, pictures, music and video) that are stored on your computer, and on network drives or specific folders. Folders can be added, excluded or removed, and targeted file types can be easily modified.

In the Options window, the Files tab displays the list of folders to index (colored icons), and those to exclude (uncolored icons). The first part of the list indicates the name or complete path to each folder to index and the types of files to index (Documents, Music, Pictures and/or Videos), under the File Types to Index column. The lower part of the list displays folders to exclude. As excluded folders are never indexed, the File types column displays None for each specified folder.

To add a drive or folder

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Files tab.

  3. Click Add. The Add a Folder window appears.

  4. Select a drive and, if needed, browse to the folder you want to add.

  5. Select the type of files to index: Documents, Music, Pictures and/or Videos.

  6. Click OK to close the Add a Folder window.

  7. Click OK to confirm and close the Options window.

Click the Update files now link to force the immediate index update of targeted folders in the Files search category.

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