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Windows 7: How can I fix Indexing freeze and make Indexing run faster.

10 Jan 2015   #1
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How can I fix Indexing freeze and make Indexing run faster.

I am trying to index an external hard drive. It has take a day so far and it hasn't moved past a certain point for a few hours 1,787,175. How can I fix this. How can I found out which file is causing the indexing program to freeze. Once I get it fixed how can I make indexing run faster. It takes quite a bit of time so I'm willing to devote more system resources to speed it up. Also, I noticed there is a way to narrow the index by file type. There are a few hundred. Is there a way to deselect them all really quickly or is it absolutely necessary to unclick them all, which will take 5 minutes!!!


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10 Jan 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Could be it's being stalled by corrupted files. I'd right-click the drive icon, choose Properties, click the Tools tab and do the Error-checking choosing the full/complete. It requires shutting the computer down then should run when starting up [I don't use Restart for this]. Following that one could defrag the drive, Piriform's Defraggler tends to do better than the built-in application.
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10 Jan 2015   #3
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It could be. Will that method let me know which files are corrupted so I can manually move them?
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10 Jan 2015   #4
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Also, if I decide to index only one file type, the one I want to use the search for, would it make indexing go faster?
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10 Jan 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Usually found corrupted files will be in a Folder called Found.xxx, usually can't retrieve much although a program such as QuickView Plus may help.

The process still has to read the whole drive to find the type/s. It usually is quicker doing a Search in a Folder.
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10 Jan 2015   #6
TJGOA

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Last time it took over 24 hours. Will it take this long still?
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