View Full Version : does INDEXING slows down my system?
If you right-click on the harddrive and enter Properties, under General there is a v-mark for "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file seaching".
Does it improve or slows down my system? I donīt use "Windows XP SEARCH" on my mediadrive at all.
Does it help combustion finding files faster?
02-14-2004, 09:29 PM
I cannot say anything from a technical standpoint, though I have noticed no difference in my system performance or resource consumption with indexing enabled or disabled. However, I do use the search function once in a while and having the indexing service enabled radically speeds up the search process. Leave it enabled. It's very handy.
02-15-2004, 01:18 AM
You can hear the damn thing working when it's enabled. It slows things down quite a bit generally. I don't know what benefits it would have. Unless you're really into searching and all of that.
02-15-2004, 05:34 AM
ooh really? hmmm... my system idles nicely. But then again, I have a baracuda iv drive too. But yeah, I find it really handy because with the volume of files I do have, the searches come out almost instantly. Otherwise, it really chugs.... for a really long time.
02-15-2004, 10:22 AM
Microsoft Indexing Service is designed only to run when a system is idle, or run partial indexes when you do a search on a new disk that hasn't previously been indexed.
If you do a hell of a lot of file searching, it can really make things so much better for you. If on the other hand you search for files once a month or les, leave it disabled.
01-17-2006, 11:00 AM
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