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Michael Parry-Thomas | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Oct 19 2019 10:01 AM

Hi everybody

I have noticed on my system how the speed is dramatically increased on searching

one of the things I have done in the past is not let my Windows operating system indexing any of my drives

I do not search a lot on my hard drives as I have my filesystem organised

maybe something you could try to see if it one helps increase indexing speed for logos

if your system is indexing and also you have logos indexing then your system is going to be very slow

so I have my windows operating system not indexing

please see image over this information is helpful

mick

Does indexing slow down computer? But slower PCs that use indexing can see a performance hit, and you can give them a speed boost by turning off indexing. Even if you have an SSD disk, turning off indexing can improve your speed, because the constant writing to disk that indexing does can eventually slow down SSDs.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 19 2019 7:57 PM

Michael Parry-Thomas:
Does indexing slow down computer? But slower PCs that use indexing can see a performance hit, and you can give them a speed boost by turning off indexing.

Windows content indexing may have an effect, but it would be better to limit indexing whether on HDD's or SSD's

Open Indexing Options in Control Panel and select Modify.

It's a quicker/more selective way to turn off Indexing. I like to keep it for MS Outlook on my SSD.

Michael Parry-Thomas:
Even if you have an SSD disk, turning off indexing can improve your speed, because the constant writing to disk that indexing does can eventually slow down SSDs.

Windows 10 automatically turns off some disk caching operations for that reason. Consider turning off System Protection as you can remove System Updates via Programs and Features (this takes serious drive space and SSD writes, and can fragment a HDD).

Dave
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