Windows 10: Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages

Discus and support Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Hi all, when I open a drive windows takes ages to (I think it's called) index the drive. The bar at the top goes along so slowly as if it's... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Daniell, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Daniell Win User

    Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages


    Hi all,
    when I open a drive windows takes ages to (I think it's called) index the drive. The bar at the top goes along so slowly as if it's searching/adding in files on the drive and sits flashing away like it's working but takes forever. It doesn't matter if I only just closed I.E. D:/, it still goes through this all over again and sits there?
    Any help on speeding up this process appreciated.
    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Daniell, Jan 13, 2020
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  2. External hard drive indexing information lost

    Hi,

    It would be great if you can provide me with this information for a better understanding.

    1. Did you add the external hard drive to the list of locations to be indexed from the Indexing Options?

    2. By mentioning “it's registered as an indexed location” do you mean that you have already done this?

    If you haven’t added the external hard disk in the Indexing Options, then I would suggest you to follow these instructions and let’s know the result.

    a) Press “windows Logo” + “W” keys on the keyboard to display the “Settings” search bar.

    b) Type “Indexing Options” in that search box and press “Enter” key on the keyboard.

    c) In the “Indexing Options” window, click on “Modify” button.

    d) Under “Change selected locations”, select the external hard disk and add it to the indexing location list.

    e) If you are unable to find the hard disk drive in that list, then click on “Show all locations” and check if the hard disk is shown up there.

    f) Click on “Ok” and then click on “Close”.

    Please let me know, if that helps.

    You may now check if the issue still happens or not. If the issue persists, you may get back to us with more information about the issue.

    Kind Regards:

    Engr. Malik Yasir
     
    MALIK YASIRNAWAZ, Jan 13, 2020
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  3. Daniell Win User
    Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages

    Hi all,
    when I open a drive windows takes ages to (I think it's called) index the drive. The bar at the top goes along so slowly as if it's searching/adding in files on the drive and sits flashing away like it's working but takes forever. It doesn't matter if I only just closed I.E. D:/, it still goes through this all over again and sits there?
    Any help on speeding up this process appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
    Daniell, Jan 13, 2020
    #3
  4. Dalmango Win User

    Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages

    Search Not Indexing Optical Drive

    Thanks,

    • When you mentioned D Drive, are you pertaining to a partition or a separate external drive? - D Drive = Solid State Drive; 1 of 2 internal drives (the other being an optical drive);
    • Were you able to check if indexing was already completed? - Indexing completed on each attempt of rectification;
    • In the meantime, we suggest that you run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter - Done prior to posting; useless! It does not find any problems.
     
    Dalmango, Jan 13, 2020
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