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Windows 7: sometimes windows doesn't re-index modified files.


22 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 
sometimes windows doesn't re-index modified files.

I couldn't find a pattern, but sometimes windows does not include MS Office Word file modifications in its index database, thus fails to accurately search.

I have to remove the location of my documents from "included locations" and add it again to solve the problem.

indexer is in "Index Now" mode.


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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Well that is easy to answer....the index has not been given enough time to re-index modified files. It will wait until the file is not in use and when no other I/O operations are in effect. It just needs idle time.
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23 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7600
 
 

But why the indexing status is "indexing complete" ?
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hadiceberg View Post
But why the indexing status is "indexing complete" ?
Only Microsoft knows for sure.

I have noticed that indexing is a bit slow when I copy a large directory to my backup drive. All I do is leave the drive and return a moment later and all is indexed. Why it does it, is anyone guess.

Have a great hoilday.

Iggy in the cool part of Arizona
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