How to Access Windows Search Properties

By Kayla Lowe

Windows Search is an indexing program created by Microsoft that is designed to aid computer users in locating files on the computer more easily. It acts as a search engine for your computer where you can input a search term into the search box located in your taskbar to locate a file quickly and easily. If you want to access Windows Search properties, though, in order to learn its version information you must first locate the program on your computer.

Step 1

Click "Start," "My Computer" and then the "C" drive.

Step 2

Click "Program Files" and then click on the "Windows Desktop Search" folder to open it.

Step 3

Right-click on the "Windows Desktop Search" icon (which looks like a magnifying glass), and click "Properties" from the drop-down menu that appears.

Tips & Warnings

  • Click on the tabs within the "Properties" window to view the program's version and compatibility information as well as to create a summary, if you wish, inside the "Summary" tab.
  • You cannot access Windows Search properties directly from its location on the task bar; you must navigate through your computer files to find and access the program's properties that way.