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Reduce Indexing

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 8250

    Reduce Indexing


    Hello,
    I noticed that the indexing service on my computer is eating away at my battery. Every time I log in it begins rebuilding or checking whether items are indexed. Yes, I have let it run all the way until it stops. I have done it every time logged in.
    So my question is, is there a way, besides completely turning it off, to just reduce the amount of times it runs, maybe re-schedule it to run once a week or something?
    -Falven

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Uncheck it & click apply & ok>>>

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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 8250


    That would just disable indexing for the entire drive, every subdirectory, no?
    Here are the directories that are being indexed.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It should do the whole drive.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 8250


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It should do the whole drive.
    Exactly, this is not what I am looking for. I am trying to change how often it checks not what it checks.
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  6. #6


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It should do the whole drive.
    I have found that Windows Search still will set default directories, due to the File History program tells it those default directories. I have tried myself going in and unchecking them. Then around five boots later, they come back, due to File History.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 8250


    I don't think you understand what I am saying lol
    I'm saying I don't want to turn it off entirely. You can do that in the advanced settings, I just want it to run less often.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    You can't , your only options are to disable it totally or reduce the locations that it indexes , there is currently no way to reduce how often it indexes.

    As far as I know , it checks the set locations for changes and then re-indexes it if it finds any changed file timestamps or new files.
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