The biggest advantage of Windows 10 search tool is that it allows users to search for basically any type of files including images, videos, games, music, documents, etc. However, at the same time, it also displays the encrypted files. So, to stop Windows 10 search bar from showing encrypted files, we have shared a working method of how to disable Encrypted File Indexing in Windows 10.
If you are using the latest version of the Windows operating system, then you might have noticed that Microsoft has improved the Windows Search feature significantly in the last few OS updates. With Windows 10 version 1903, the search and Cortana will be separated, but users can still search for files with the search icon on the taskbar.
The biggest advantage of Windows 10 search tool is that it allows users to search for basically any type of files including images, videos, games, music, documents, etc. However, at the same time, it also displays the encrypted files. Another drawback of indexing is that it utilizes large amounts of your system resources.
We are pretty sure that not everyone wants the search feature to display encrypted files or hidden files on the search result. What’s makes the feature more worse is that to show the encrypted files in the search result, Windows attempts to decrypt them which slows down the entire system.
How To Disable Encrypted File Indexing In Windows 10
So, here in this article, we are going to share a tutorial on how to disable Encrypted file indexing in Windows 10. Since we will be using Local Group Policy editor to disable Encrypted file indexing, make sure to follow each step carefully.
Step 1. First of all, open the RUN dialog box on your Windows computer. Simply press Windows Key + R at the same time to open RUN dialog box.
Step 2. In the RUN dialog box, type in gpedit.msc and press Enter.
Step 3. It will open up the Local Group Policy Editor on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 4. Now on the Local Group Policy Editor, you need to head to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search.
Step 5. Now under the Search, you need to find the option ‘Allow Indexing of Encrypted Files’.
Step 6. Right click on it and then select ‘Edit’
Step 7. In the Allow Indexing of Encrypted files, you need to select ‘Disable’ and press ‘Ok’
That’s it, you are done! Now just restart your Windows 10 computer for the changes to take effect. If you have any other doubts, discuss with us in the comment box.
So, this is how you can disable Encrypted file indexing on Windows 10 computer. If you have any other doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.