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24 Jul 2009  
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
does indexing your entire disk for all files hinders performance? is it recommended doing it or not doing it?

thanks.
Hello Xan K,

The purpose of the index is to help do searches faster for only locations that you search frequently. It is not recemmended to index the entire hard drive.

See: Index Locations - Add or Remove

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If you make the index too large by including the entire hard drive, or to many folders, then your searches will slow down and take longer for the search results to display. You will also find your hard drive running longer and more often in the background while the index updates itself for changes made to the included folder locations. For the best results, it is recommended that you only add folders that you search frequently to be included in the index.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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