What is the command line for Indexing Options?

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What is the command line for Indexing Options? I very much enjoyed reading all five pages of Useful Commandline Commands on Windows. But I still cannot find the console command for Indexing Options.

I have this little, free system tray app called UriTree that stores these things in an OPML file—so having as many of these command-line tricks as possible helps me personally. Anyway, here is the screenshot of the applet that I cannot call from the command-line:

Windows 7 Indexing Options

How to solve :

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Method 1

Type Windows+R, the then run the command:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll

I have only tried this on Windows Vista.

Method 2

control.exe srchadmin.dll opens the “Indexing Options” window in Windows 7 and Windows 10 (so probably also in Win 8).

Method 3

Outside of a need to open it programmatically, the quickest way to open Indexing Options is:

  • Hit the Windows Key Windows Key
  • Type index and wait a split-second for Indexing Options to be highlighted
  • Hit Enter


Method 4

Type "index" and wait a split-second for …

As search query points to here i forced to note, that some people does not find "index options" just because the recommended "index" search query gives them nothing, because the tool in win7 is not localized properly.

You should search the system tool name of control panel only in language selected as primary (not by system name of the tool).

here could be example image

As contrary example, win7 explorer takes both: original directory name "c:\users" and localized directory name "c:???????".

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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