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Windows 7: Anyone turn off search indexing with new SSD?

25 Oct 2014   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post

My parents can never find anything on their computer ( and they keep lots of stuff ) so they might definitely need "Everything".
It's superb.

But it searches ONLY by file name. Not file content.

If you have 100,000 files and one of them is named "spaghetti sauce", it will find it in a second or two as soon as you enter portions of that file name into the search term box.

If, on the other hand, your parents put their spaghetti sauce recipes in a file called "nice stuff", they aren't going to find the recipes if they don't remember "nice stuff".

I think the Windows built-in search tool searches by content, which is why it's slow, but still useful if you are disorganized.


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25 Oct 2014   #12
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Great , thank you , sounds very worthwhile.
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26 Oct 2014   #13
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post
Great , thank you , sounds very worthwhile.
Your post asked about Windows search indexing which is a local files-only search mechanism, not a web search engine like Google.

So to address your questions about Everything, it's a conceptual replacement for the filename search capability of Windows Search (which uses that index built by the indexing you asked about). So to answer your questions about search indexing with a suggestion to consider giving Everything a try is a legitimate answer.

Everything is terrific, and lightning fast. Doesn't need to do heavyweight indexing after initial install (and its very quick initial indexing), as it keeps up with things going on with its own realtime update (of its own index) whenever files are created, renamed or deleted from any partition on your system.

As was pointed out Everything is not a "content" search... it is strictly a full or partial "filename" search, which probably satisfies 99.99% of all your searching for things on your local drives.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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26 Oct 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm some what confused how we got from indexing files and folders to internet speed. Did I make a quick turn and miss the bridge connecting the two?
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29 Oct 2014   #15
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just noticed more responses in this thread, sorry for the delay in responding. Thank you dsperber , excellent explanation.

Layback Bear , how the two came up was i said what i had noticed with turning on indexing search for my computer over having it turned off on my SSD and that was about it .

It was just a comment not asking for feedback or anything but a member chimed in and talked about everything which i appreciate . I have never heard of it and did not know how it related to my observation but i am glad it was brought up as it seems very useful.
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29 Oct 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I understand.
My recommendation is to leave Indexing on. I know of no good reason to turn it off using a hard drive or ssd.

Everything Search is a great little program.
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29 Oct 2014   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The performance improvement is a normal effect. The difference in the measurements is arbitrary. Those measurement tools never produce the same results in 2 different runs.
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