I don't know if this is the right group for this question. Any
suggestions as to another group would be appreciated. I would like to
know how to use the Indexing Service, and where it is documented.
When I look at Folder Properties, one of the Advanced Attributes
specifies that for fast searching, Index Services should be allowed to
search the folder. I assume that this refers to a keyword index. If
I try to search Microsoft Help, I see references in Word to indexes,
and references in Access to indexes. However, a Word index is a
back-of-the-book table of indexed terms. An Access index is a B-tree
or similar structure used for retrieval on a column basis.
I see how to select a folder that can be searched using the Index
Service. How do I start the Index Service to index documents in a
folder to speed up their searching?
- - Bob McClenon
Re: Indexing Service?
Robert McClenon wrote:[color=blue]
> I see how to select a folder that can be searched using the Index
> Service. How do I start the Index Service to index documents in a
> folder to speed up their searching?[/color]
It normally runs automatically. And it's highly overrated. It eats disk
space, memory, and CPU. An initial search is no faster than without it;
and subsequent searches are much faster but inaccurate. For example, all
folders matching a filename substring criterion are liable to be omitted
from the results, and other weird stuff will happen.
My solution: disable Indexing Service using start->control
panel->administrative tools->services, and search online for and install
Agent Ransack. It's no faster than Explorer's search with Indexing
Service the first (slow) and subsequent (faster) times one does a
search, but it's more accurate by far. It also has wizardly options like
regexps, if you're into that kind of thing.
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