Solved Why doesn't indexing on W7 find my files

May 15, 2017 at 21:04:07
Specs: Windows 7, i-5 3570 3.4 ghz
I have indexing set up to use a different logical drive for the index (and not the default Microsoft location) and find that it does not find files that exist in multiple places. Not one. I rebuilt the indicies. I also notice, after moving the index from a different logical drive (L:), that I still get a file 'Index' on the old L: drive that has a date of 5/14/17 while the 'Index' file on the new drive (D:) is dated 5/9/17 but it has updates in it dated 5/15/17. It apparently is the Index file being used (D:) but it only seems to be indexing emails while I have all file types checked for indexing. I am rebuilding the index again.
BTW, I have the same settings for a W10 system and indexing is working fine.

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May 16, 2017 at 09:14:44
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I turned off indexing on all my Windows PCs:

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May 16, 2017 at 14:29:23
I've not found Windows Search very reliable. Not an answer to your question but if you want really fast and reliable searching (including the files MS search hides from you) then try this freebie:

I don't think it searches email (although I only have an old version) but most email services and programs have their own local search.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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