Each Vista search slows down

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Deeyana, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Deeyana

    Deeyana Guest

    Each search I do with Vista's Explorer search boxes has the peculiar
    behavior that, unless it is done very quickly, it slows down. Progress is
    typically quite rapid at first, even when a fairly large directory tree
    is being searched, but slows to a crawl before long. By the time the
    search actually completes, it has often been moving slower than molasses,
    or even apparently stalled, for several minutes. Typically 90% of the
    progress is made in the first minute or less of a search that takes
    several minutes.

    Why does the search slow down? I would expect it to proceed at a constant
    pace until it was done. XP's search didn't exhibit this behavior, except
    if it was looking at the contents of files and hit a particularly large
    file. Vista's search slows down like this even for simple filename-only
    searches, on the other hand.

    Is there a known Vista tweak to make a search maintain its speed all the
    way through until it is done?
    Deeyana, Apr 8, 2011
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