Once every three years..

Shortcuts, useful configurations, linux commands and utility programs. I use it once every three years or so, and I spend the same time looking for it every time. Usually after that time I also have a new computer (or at least a newer installation of the system), so the program I used is not installed anymore and the configurations are long gone. Shortcuts are normally forgotten after a week or so..

One of the last things I was looking for was the way to index files with unknown extensions in Windows XP, so that you can do full-text searches with all your files. Very useful for a developer with numerous file types not always known to the inexperienced windows configuration..

Anyway, the trick is: Control panel –> Administration –> Computer management –> Services & applications –> Indexing service. Right click and choose properties. There it is, a check box. By the next time I need this, I probably don’t have the same operating system..

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