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Windows 7: How to speed up indexing

15 Dec 2019   #1
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to speed up indexing

I'll be indexing 7 folders (~250GB) on the HDD and 7 folders (~250GB) on the external SSD.

1. Do I need to index the SSD?

2. Most of the HDD folders were indexed yesterday. Will that speed it up, or will it still chug through all the files?

3. Is there any other way to speed it up (stop services, or even run index in safe mode)?

Thanks!


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16 Dec 2019   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hi,
1. No. Index the external SSD only if you want to speed up searches at this location.
2. Adding folders to search index will speed up search of those locations.
3. Re-build the Search Index sometimes speeds up the search results.
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17 Dec 2019   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Try Everything

Everything is consistently lauded as one of the fastest search tools for Windows. Using it is as simple as it gets: install it, open the program, and give it a bit to index your entire system. (It can index a fresh Windows install in under a minute.)
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17 Dec 2019   #4
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hi,
1. No. Index the external SSD only if you want to speed up searches at this location.
2. Adding folders to search index will speed up search of those locations.
3. Re-build the Search Index sometimes speeds up the search results.

Good info, thanks.
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17 Dec 2019   #5
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Try Everything

Everything is consistently lauded as one of the fastest search tools for Windows. Using it is as simple as it gets: install it, open the program, and give it a bit to index your entire system. (It can index a fresh Windows install in under a minute.)

I'll check it out, thanks. Do you know of any interactions between both indexing methods?
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17 Dec 2019   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There are no interactions. I turn off the indexing service and just use Everything. It's pretty fast. At first it'll pause while it indexes, but within about 7 seconds you can find a lot on any and all drives connected.
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18 Dec 2019   #7
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded and installed it. How do you launch it? If I select a folder to be indexed, the dialogue box says enter the path to a **file** instead of a folder. In Advanced search, I'll select a folder, but then it says it's empty, just a blank page. Any ideas?


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18 Dec 2019   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You just search for a file. Like a dll or some txt file, etc.
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18 Dec 2019   #9
386DX

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok. How can I index a folder?
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18 Dec 2019   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It already did it once you ran the program. It doesn't work like Windows indexing. It's very broad. So if you know the name of a file in that folder just type in its name.
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