search wont find files in locations i set to index

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by roffler, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. roffler

    roffler Guest

    For example, i hate going into windows/system32/drivers/etc/ to
    edit my hosts file.

    I went into indexing options, and i added both C: and D: to be indexed.
    I noticed that C: excluded folders windows and program files, and I
    removed those from the exclusion. But still whenever I try to search
    from windows explorer in C: or from the Start Menu, it never finds
    Hosts. I haven't tried rebuilding the index yet.

    Anyone have any advice on how to fix this?
    roffler, Dec 9, 2008
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  2. Why do you even think you have to? I don't even HAVE such a file
    (renamed it to hosts.old) and let it sit there.

    That aside, you can create a desktop shortcut to it, then right-click
    it and choose to open with notepad as the default, and next click it
    will automatically open it with notepad (or your editor of choice)
    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Dec 9, 2008
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