As hard drive capacities increase, the search function is a necessity when trying to access your files. If you would like to add the contents of zipped files to your searching, follow this guide.
Note: These guides are written for the public beta of Windows Seven Ultimate (build 7000.) As further builds are released, these guides may be subject to change and will be updated accordingly. If the methods described below do not work, please don’t hesitate to ask our experts in the forums.
Adding Zip File Contents When Searching
To include zip file contents when searching in Windows 7, do the following:
- Click the Start button and click on Computer
- Press the ALT key and click Tools > Folder Options
- Under the Search tab, check Include compressed files, and click OK
Now, when you search, you’ll be able to find compressed files.