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Windows 7: Search Indexing

28 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Told ya :)

That's one bad to the bone search engine:

Here's what ya do: go to control panel---uninstall programs---over left side turn windows features of and on,,,,, in there you remove IE8 ,, media players , search all you want to, bout only thing got left in there is print service,, lol,,,, maybe one or two others..:) Hope this helped

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28 Sep 2009   #12

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium

Disabling the indexing service seems to KILL the search feature. I don't mind if searches take longer with indexing turned off, but when I disable indexing, search will not.
I tried clearing all the boxes in the indexing option, but indexing was still being done on my machine, and I don't know why.
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28 Sep 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


When you disable the Windows Search service to disable the index, you can still do a search in Windows Explorer just not in Libraries. :)

Hope this helps,
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28 Sep 2009   #14

Win 7 Ultimate | 32 Bit

Where does the indexing service save database so I can check how big it is?
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02 Oct 2009   #15

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium

Brink: Thanks for the answer. I had a file tucked away on my hard drive that search didn't locate for me after I turned off indexing. I didn't try turning it back on and try again. I did however know what directory it was in, and scrolled down the directory to find it. Perhaps I typo'd the thing when I searched. When I get a chance I'll restore the indexing and try again. Now I owe you another response.
Is indexing supposed to continue with all the Index boxes unchecked?
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02 Oct 2009   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Cbleman. The index will continue to run and update only the included locations. However, I suspect that the only true way to stop the index from ever running is to disable the Windows Search service, even if you have no included locations.
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03 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My own preference is to relocate indexing off c: drive rather than disable it.

Index Location - Change
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