Indexing - not indexing!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Diamontina Cocktail, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. A short time after I upgraded my XP Pro to Vista Business, I noted how
    damned slow the machine was and turned off Indexing which helped the speed
    enormously. Since that time I have decided (this is months later) to turn
    indexing back on, which I did. However, though I clicked on the "set to
    default" in Indexing options and then told it to rebuild the index AND left
    the machine without anything other than Windows running overnight, the best
    it could do was index 3 items. I have repeated all this a number of times
    and it has not gotten any better, on occasion only making it to 2 items

    So, I was wondering if anyone may have a solution to this, please? Thanks.
    Diamontina Cocktail, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. Diamontina Cocktail

    Kurt Herman Guest

    Make sure for the drives you are trying to index, that you have your
    specific user permissions set to full access, and that the ownership of the
    disk and all sub files, is set to your default user (if you are the only
    one). Vista is set up to make files belonging to other users on the same
    machine not show up in everyone else's index. (Wouldn't be very secure if it
    did! ;) )

    Kurt Herman, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. Thanks for the reply! Just checked permissions. I am the only user on this
    machine but my logon name doesn't appear in there. I didn't expect it would
    though. Everything in the permissions excepting for "Authenticated users"
    has full control. I have set that to have it now, as well but don't expect
    it to make any difference. Have you any other ideas?
    Diamontina Cocktail, Jul 3, 2007
  4. Diamontina Cocktail

    Kurt Herman Guest

    You might also make sure that the search line is set to show results from
    all users. In the start menu search bar, right click on the mag glass icon,
    and choose properties. Choose customize start menu, and scroll down till you
    find "Search Files" and make sure the "Search Entire Index" radio button is

    Kurt Herman, Jul 4, 2007
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