Windows 10: where is index-file written to?

Discus and support where is index-file written to? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; During indexing of a USB HDD, where is the index-file written to? Main PC or is it on the HDD, so that the index-file can be used on other PC.s? Thanks... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PiKo, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. PiKo Win User

    where is index-file written to?


    During indexing of a USB HDD, where is the index-file written to? Main PC or is it on the HDD, so that the index-file can be used on other PC.s?
    Thanks in advance for the answer.

    :)
     

  2. indexing of files

    Hi,

    Indexing helps you speed up file searches. However, if you would like to have it turned off, you may follow these steps:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Right-click on one of your system drives.
    • Select Properties.
    • On the General tab, uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.
    • Click Apply > select where you want to apply the changes >
      OK
      .

    Feel free to post back should you need further assistance.
     
    Rachelle Gra, Jun 29, 2020
    #2
  3. Pavan_N Win User
    indexing Publisher files

    Hi,

    What do you mean when you say 'how can I change Publisher to the other filter ?'

    Run the Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with search and indexing of files and folders. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check the status of the issue. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Control panel.


    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Search and Indexing troubleshooter.

    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    Thank you.
     
    Pavan_N, Jun 29, 2020
    #3
  4. where is index-file written to?

    Indexing local files and files stored on OneDrive for Business

    Hi Tim,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Windows 10 has a search indexing service that creates as index of all files in your Windows 10 that greatly improves look up speed. We would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to add folders to Indexing Options.



    1. Open Indexing Options by searching for it in search bar.
    2. Click on Modify and choose the folders in the
      Change selected locations.
    3. Then click on OK and Windows will immediately start indexing the new folder.


    If you still feel that the searching in Windows needs improvement, kindly provide you suggestions and feedback in
    Send feedback to Microsoft with the Feedback Hub app.





    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or NO.





    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Jun 29, 2020
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