I noticed the following...
"Indexing Options" menu, I have added a folder
'c:\PortableApplications' hoping the indexer would make the exe files available through the search feature. The Indexing Options menu shows
"Indexing complete" and under
"exe" files are selected in the
"File Types" menu.
This made me wonder, is the Indexer excluding exe files?
So, I added a file
'someTest.txt' in the
PortableApplications folder. The search feature instantly returns it. Rename it to
.exe, and the search feature stops finding anything.
Then, I tried searching for
'*.exe' and got 0 hits. Searching for
'*.txt' gives a huge list, as expected.
Is this a security feature? But why would exe files be listed in the
File Types menu then?