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How to change which file types are indexed

Curiosity can search most common file types, and you can select which ones you want to make searchable under Preferences.

💡 To see which file types are available for search, check this article.

How to change which file types are indexed for search

To change which file types you want indexed for search:
In the left bar, click the cog (⚙️) icon to open Preferences
Go to the section File Types in the left bar
Click the toggle next to the file type you want to activate/deactivate


If you hover your mouse over the file types (e.g. Slides, Documents, Sheets, Books etc.), you can see which extensions are included in each category.
You can choose to index certain file types only on your computer, or only on your apps - just activate/deactivate the corresponding toggle.
The app can index files up to 250 MB in size, with a few exceptions. For locally stored videos, audio, and zip files, the limit is 25 GB. For apps, the limit is 5 GB.

💡 To enable search inside the text of images and scanned PDFs, check this article.

Updated on: 26/10/2023

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