Dec 202009

Starting Windows 7, the indexing service indexes the contents of the files while they are created or modified. This means features like Instant Search readily provides results for your searches by looking into its index of file contents.

However, if you don’t search your  disk quite often or have multiple disks where the disk or paritions where content is not searched often (for example, you just have your Windows install and program files on C: and the rest of data on drive D:) then you can turn off this content indexing feature to improve performance.

To disable Content Indexing on a disk.

1. Click Start – Computer.
2.Right-click the disk (say c:) and select properties.
3. Uncheck “Allow Files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties“.
4.Click Apply and OK.

When you need to re-enable it at a later time, simply repeat the process and check the box. This should do.

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  One Response to “Disable Content Indexing oin Disks in Windows 7 to improve performance”

  1. Could you please tell me in which file Windows 7 store this indexing log ?

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