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Windows 7: Disk Indexing

01 Apr 2011   #1

Disk Indexing

Anyone have a general idea of how much space this occupies? I have a large media server and wanted to index it. Has mainly video and documents/images. Any approx rule of thumb?

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02 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

Found this with a Google search for size of windows 7 index file
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03 Apr 2011   #3

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

The link above says about 10% of the size of files indexed. That would seem to be a large price to pay.
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03 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64

Seems like a huge amount to me also, but it's all I could find and it's from a Microsoft web site.

So if I have a 1TB drive then the index will occupy 100GB? That doesn't seem reasonable.

Anyone else have any information on this?
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03 Apr 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

The link is for Win Search 4.0 which is an add on for below. Not Win 7 though they may take the same space.

Windows Search 4.0 requires Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Home Server.
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03 Apr 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

This might be a help.
Start button and type in index. Go to index options and see if there is something there to help you.
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04 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 8 Core X64

The only index looking stuff I can find there is in this folder:


which has 43 items totaling 347Kb.
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