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Windows 7: Windows 7 Indexing

08 Jul 2017   #1
tcritchley07

Windows 7 64 bit (Home)
 
 
Windows 7 Indexing

I keep losing my Win 7 indexing ability. No reason; it works one day, login next day and it can't find any files. I've tried all the 'solution' I can but none work for me. Three Qs:
1. Why does the index apparently disappear for NO reason?
2. How can I re-establish it (I know it is still there unless Win 7 had deleted it) WITHOUT a re-index which is painfully slow for my .c. 30,000 items
3. When I hit 'Pause' in indexing, where is the 'restart' button, otherwise it will pause forever won't it?

I will now try to attach the methods that have failed (I hope). Sorry, can't find it!!!!


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08 Jul 2017   #2
tcritchley07

Windows 7 64 bit (Home)
 
 
Windows 7 Inexing

I am still indexing. It started 10:00 today and at 17:00 was still going having indexed 44,000 items. Should it take that long?? I can't afford that sort of time if the index keeps disappearing and I have to repeat the exercise. As a mid point it had indexed about 22,500 items after 4 hours (14:00)
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09 Jul 2017   #3
MSClin

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Indexing shouldn't take that long. For the actual problem, I can't really help you. Did you tried the going to Advanced and Rebuilding the index?
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09 Jul 2017   #4
mitchell65

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

Hi Terry and welcome to the Forum.
Bit confused with your numbers In post #1 you have 30,000 items and post #44,000?
More importantly you don't say whre the items are stored? On the C drive, separate internal hard drive, external hard drive or where? Please also fill in your full specs! See here: System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums
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09 Jul 2017   #5
tcritchley07

Windows 7 64 bit (Home)
 
 
Windows 7 Indexing

Sorry comrade. Deatils
Windows 7, indexing C drive, timings 30,000 items was mid-index operation (4 hrs) , 44,000 near the end (6 hours). I left it running and when I looked later it had obviously finished as there was no trace of the indexing window. Not sure of final time or records indexed but the 6 hours for 44 K records indexed is a bit over the top, especially as the first few 1000s took a matter of minutes then it got slower as it clicked up more records. Later in the indexing I sat and looked at it, say at 28,000 records and it didn't clock up even 1 extra record indexed after c. 2 or 3 minutes.
I can index things now but boy, what a price to pay especially if it chooses to go into hiding again soon.
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09 Jul 2017   #6
mitchell65

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

Repeat request:
Quote:
Please also fill in your full specs! See here: System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums
Malwarebytes is not a "proper" anti virus but it is a highly recommended malware detector. Many members of this Forum recommend it. I am no expert but it looks to me as if you have "collected" a virus due to lack of protection.
Perhaps others may like to comment.
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09 Jul 2017   #7
tcritchley07

Windows 7 64 bit (Home)
 
 
Wondows 7 Indexing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSClin View Post
Indexing shouldn't take that long. For the actual problem, I can't really help you. Did you tried the going to Advanced and Rebuilding the index?
Yes I used 'advanced' and 'rebiuld' as all the other suggested methods failed to find the index.
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09 Jul 2017   #8
tcritchley07

Windows 7 64 bit (Home)
 
 
Windows 7 Indexing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Repeat request:

Malwarebytes is not a "proper" anti virus but it is a highly recommended malware detector. Many members of this Forum recommend it. I am no expert but it looks to me as if you have "collected" a virus due to lack of protection.
Perhaps others may like to comment.
Sorry but I don't understand the question? I have lots of other stuff installed but how can that be relevant to indexing??
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09 Jul 2017   #9
mitchell65

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

THis is what I asked you to do!
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Please also fill in your full specs! See here: System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums
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12 Jul 2017   #10
Chatham Support

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Microsoft broke indexing with monthly rollup KB4022719.

Try installing this recent update which is supposed to resolve the issue.

"Addressed a reliability issue in Windows Search."
Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...date-kb4022168

Download link: Microsoft Update Catalog
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