How to change Information 360 settings

This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide that introduces you to:


Displaying the Settings dialog

In order to change any Information 360 settings, you need to display the Settings dialog.

You can display this dialog by clicking on the Settings button . The Settings dialog is displayed.



Indexing folders on your computer

Information 360 can only search for files on your computer if they are in a folder that you have told Information 360 to index. Indexing means that Information 360 reads files, so that it can later return them to you as search results.

When you install Information 360, you can specify a folder for indexing but you can later add folders for Information 360 to index. You can also remove folders from the indexing list, if you no longer want Information 360 to search them.

You are now going to add a folder on your computer for Information 360 to index.


  1. Display the Settings dialog.
  2. Click on the Add button underneath the Local folders to index box. An Open dialog opens.
  3. Navigate to a folder whose contents you want Information 360 to be able to search.
  4. Select the folder and click on Open to close the Open dialog.
  5. The folder you have added is now listed in the Local folders to index box:

    Information 360 can now index the contents of the folder you have added, so that it can display them as results if they are relevant to one of your desktop searches.

Now you are going to remove the folder you added for the Information 360 desktop search again.

  1. In the Local folders to index box, click on the folder you added to select it:

  2. Click on the Remove button underneath the Local folders to index box. The selected folder is removed from the list:

    Information 360 can removes the contents of the folder from its index, so that they are no longer available for desktop searches.




Setting which result types the toolbar displays

By default the toolbar displays the following result types:

Files on your machine

Channel results (relevant information from topic areas that your administrator has chosen, for example, news articles, web pages or video clips)


Now you are going to change which result types the toolbar displays.

  1. Display the Settings dialog.
  2. Look at the list of result types in the Channel picker box. Currently all result types are selected.
  3. Click on the box next to the result type Local Files. The check is removed from the box:

  4. Open a website (for example, http://news.bbc.co.uk/), and look at the toolbar. Note that local results results have been removed.
  5. Return to the Settings dialog, and click on the box next to the result type Local Files, so that the box become checked again.
  6. Return to the website you opened and wait until the toolbar reappears. The toolbar once more displays all result types.