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Windows 7: How long before searchindexer settles down?


26 Nov 2009   #1

Pixie dust.
 
 
How long before searchindexer settles down?

Rebuilt my machine 2 day ago with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. searchindexer.exe has been running at 50% CPU usage when I am not using the machine and around 15% when I am using it. When is that going to settle down? Profile directory is about 26gb (mostly in downloads) and a 2.5gb Outlook mailbox.

I checked and under Indexing Options it shows that 98,840 items are indexed and that it is complete. Don't get why it's still running with so much CPU usage.

If I click Pause, it does knock CPU usage to nil.


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26 Nov 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mvalpreda View Post
Rebuilt my machine 2 day ago with Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. searchindexer.exe has been running at 50% CPU usage when I am not using the machine and around 15% when I am using it. When is that going to settle down? Profile directory is about 26gb (mostly in downloads) and a 2.5gb Outlook mailbox.

I checked and under Indexing Options it shows that 98,840 items are indexed and that it is complete. Don't get why it's still running with so much CPU usage.

If I click Pause, it does knock CPU usage to nil.
I cannot give you a specific time table for your question, but I can share my personal experience. After Vista and again after Win 7, it took quite a bit of time for my HD to slow down. My computer was indexing, making images, restore point etc. Wait a few more days, if things donot settle down come back and we take it from there.
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26 Nov 2009   #3

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It depends how much it needs to index and how often the index locations change.
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29 Dec 2009   #4

Pixie dust.
 
 

Been over a month and any time I leave my machine for more than 5 minutes, searchindexer goes wonky. It will chew up 50% CPU. I rebuilt my indexes, same thing. I would disable it, but I do use the feature quite often. Anyone seen a way to get this to calm down and only index when there are legitimately new items to index?
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29 Dec 2009   #5

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Hi and welcome back. Its been about a month since you told us about your problem. Indexing should have been completed by now. Of course if you have a lot of files that you use constantly, indexing has to work overtime to put everything in the proper file. I will do a little research and see if I could come up with anything. I am sorry that you are having problems, because if working properly Win 7 is a great OS. Have a great New Years.
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29 Dec 2009   #6

Pixie dust.
 
 

I agree it's great. I've been running it since M3. Been very happy with it. It does seem that it started acting a little strange when I installed my Intel 160GB G2 SSD.
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29 Dec 2009   #7

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Then possibly, it is not the indexing.
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29 Dec 2009   #8

Pixie dust.
 
 

I just did a defrag and rebuilding the index again. I will see how that does.
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29 Dec 2009   #9

 

How much does the indexer help? I only have 325 items indexed(turned most off). I only have favorites and the start menu indexed.
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29 Dec 2009   #10

Pixie dust.
 
 

I think it in invaluable. I press the Windows key, start typing and I get what I am looking for instantly. Emails, files, Word/Excel docs, whatever. Finds programs too. I hate using the mouse so if I can keep my hands on the keys, that makes everything that much faster.
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