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    Default Should i disable windows search indexing ?

    should i prompt ultimate tweaker to disable the windows vista search indexing feature or leave alone? if execute, i could free up more space. there are some options on tweaker im not clear on..so youll find me asking simple question from time to time


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    It depends on what you do. If e.g. you don't regularly search through your C: drive, there's really no need to be indexing it. But if you do a lot of searching, it gives you a performance advantage.

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    hmm well i could try disabling it and see what happens..and if i dont like it, i could go back and enable it through UWT

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    You can also disable the Search Index feature in the drive properties window. I have disabled it as it consumes significant amount of resources.

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    i did this afternoon ..so far no problems.

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    Disable indexing only if you hardly use the search function. Otherwise keep it on. Doesn't use significant resources, normally.

    Incidentally, Locate32 is a good freeware which can be used to find files from your hard drives and other locations. it uses databases to store information about directory structures and uses these databases in searches. The use of these databases provides very fast searching speed. Locate32 can index 400 GB of data in under 2 minutes and can perform instant searches.

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    woot thx -found that on cnet site..

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    Usually on not so high configured machines its better kept off, but if you have a decent config (2GB upwards) shouldn't make a difference. I prefer to keep it off on my desktop but have it on on dad's lappy, makes it easy for him to search for mails based on content within them & I don't have to install a 3rd party solution.

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    thx imav ....

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