Check the Indexing Box?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Bob, May 7, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Very brief background, questions below:
    My Acer computer has some Acer apps located in a "C:\Acer" folder which
    really should be in the "C:\Programs" folder. Before I reformatted and
    restored my (Vista) hard drive the "Indexing" box was checked. (Computer >
    Right click C drive > properties > General Tab near bottom.) I like the
    Indexing feature in Vista.

    After the reformat and restore of my computer, Indexing seemed to work good.
    Later I noticed the "Indexing" box was unchecked. I then checked it. A
    little scan window came up to display progress of the Indexing scan. I saw
    it immediately started scanning though the Acer folder. There is nothing in
    that folder that should be scanned. The Acer folder only has application
    files and other Acer junk I am completely uninterested in. I then assumed
    it would scan and index Program folders, Windows folders and System folders.
    So I unchecked it. Indexing application files and system files, I would
    think, would not be the least bit useful and perhaps dilute searches.

    Nevertheless, if checking the Indexing box improves Indexing then I would
    like to check it.

    Questions:
    Does Indexing pass over system and application files? (hopefully yes)

    I like the Indexing feature in Vista. Are there any drawbacks to checking
    the Indexing box?

    Background info: Desktop AMD 4400+ 64X2 4GB memory 320GB HD Acer
    (AM3100-U3201A) purchased new February 2008 -- 32-bit MS Vista Home Premium
    SP2 -- MS auto updates on. Comcast ISP 12mbps service W\ Motorola SURFboard
    SB5101 Cable Modem. D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop PCI Adapter with D-Link
    DIR-615 Wireless N 300 Router.

    Once again, thank you for your help! All you people who have answered all
    my questions over these months are just the BEST people on the earth!! It
    helps me so much. Thank you.

    Bob
     
    Bob, May 7, 2010
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