Learn how to change the location of Windows Vista’s search engine index.
Windows Vista’s search engine keeps an index of files for fast advanced searching. If you have a fast spare hard drive and you have a huge search index you can speed up searching a bit by moving the search index to the faster hard drive.
Learn how to change Windows 7’s search index location too.
Change the Vista Search Index Location
- Type index in the search box on the Start Menu.
- Click Indexing Options in the search results.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Select new.
- Browse to the new location of the search index using the arrows to the left of the folders.
Click OK when you’re done.
- Restart your computer.
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