Tag Archives: Windows 10 Search Index

Index File Contents on a Drive in Windows 10

Index File Contents on a Drive in Windows 10

Along with file system meta data, Windows can include the file contents and extra file properties. This makes the search index large and slower, but more efficient if you often search for file contents. In our previous article, we saw how to enable this behavior for certain file types. Today, we will see how to enable it for a drive in Windows 10.

Disable Search Indexing When On Battery in Windows 10

Disable Search Indexing When On Battery in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. In this article, we will see how to disable the Search Indexing feature when on battery. This can save battery power quite a bit.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Comes with Improved Search Indexing

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Comes with Improved Search Indexing

As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu and File Explorer can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, improvements made to the Start menu's search algorithm make the OS search, that is, Cortana, track and index file system changes almost instantly.

Change Search Index Location in Windows 10

Change Search Index Location in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. In this article, we will see how to change the search index location in Windows 10. This can be useful if you have an SSD and want to reduce its write cycles.

Disable Search Indexing in Windows 10

Disable Search Indexing in Windows 10

In this article, we will see how to disable the Search Indexing feature in Windows 10. It can be useful, if you have a fast SSD drive. Search results will always be up to date, because the OS won't use the search index database. Here is how it can be done.

How to Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

How to Rebuild Search Index in Windows 10

If you have faced an issue in Windows 10 that Search and Cortana have become slow and consume a notable amount of CPU and memory, or don't find anything, then this can be a real annoying issue. It happens when the user searches for a file or document using the Cortana UI/Search text box in the taskbar but nothing is found. Here is how to rebuild the search index in Windows 10. After the procedure described in this article, Windows 10 Search will reindex all the locations and start working faster.

How to Add Folder to Search Index in Windows 10

How to Add Folder to Search Index in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the ability to index your files so the Start Menu can search them faster. Indexing runs in the background without trying to affect your PC's performance. In this article, we will see how to add a custom folder to the index in order to search for its contents faster.

How to Reset Search in Windows 10

How to Reset Search in Windows 10

If you have faced an issue in Windows 10 that Search and Cortana have become slow and consume a notable amount of CPU and memory, or don't find anything, then this can be a real annoying issue. It happens when the user searches for a file or document using the Cortana UI/Search text box in the taskbar but nothing is found. Here is how to reset Search in Windows 10. After the procedure described in this article, Windows 10 Search will be reset completely and return to its state of first logon in the OS.