But if you rarely use Windows search, turn off indexing to free up memory and CPU horsepower for the files and applications you actually do use. A few simple how-to steps after the jump.
How to disable Vista’s desktop search indexing (Windows I know of three ways to turn off Vista's search indexing: Navigate to Control Panel, choose "Uninstall a Program" under "Programs" and then click on "Turn Windows features on or off". There you can disable the Indexing Service Navigate to Control Panel/System and Maintenance/Indexing Options. There you can remove all locations or only those you use rarely. How to Speed Up, Disable, or Rebuild the Windows Search Index Jul 11, 2017 How to disable indexing for network drives? - Microsoft May 22, 2009 How to disable Vista indexing | Vista Forums
How do you disable Vista's file indexing? - TechRepublic
Disable and Turn Off Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 Search Right click on the drive (or drive letter) that you want to turn off the indexing. Select Properties on the contextual menu. Unselect (untick) the Index this drive for faster searching or Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties option.
How to Speed Up, Disable, or Rebuild the Windows Search Index
But what is the best way to disable indexing in Vista? I've been told the above ways to disable it, but I'd like the best way to disable indexing on all my drives. I have two physical drives with 3 partitions on each drive, and I want to disable indexing on all partitions. Thanks for any suggestions. Enable or Disable Indexing Network Locations in Windows 10 How to Enable or Disable Indexing Network Locations in Photos app in Windows 10 The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to view and edit your photos and videos, make films and create albums. You can use video remix to create a … vista search doesn't find everything that win XP finds Apr 03, 2008 Vista: Disable Search Indexing on Drives – The LockerGnome