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It takes up a lot of RAM, a lot of CPU, and one thing you forgot to mention in this useful article, it prevents the head of the HDD to work It eats up a lot of processor resources. Once you’re there, you can find Windows Search in the list and click the Stop button. Can this be set up differently?

I run Xp and use a network storage for my files. I have one drive dedicated to music with sub folders such as WAV, Production, MP3, one for windows and hardcore programs, one for games and software etc.. I do lots of web research with multiple windows with multiple tabs. I consider SearchIndexer to be a computer disease, not a virus, but possibly a congenital defect in Windows.

If you don’t actually search within the files and only care about the file names, you can trim down the index by changing this setting to Index Properties Only. I think I will follow your set up; I have used XYPlorerFree before, so that will be easy to include it with Everything. And would prevent everything possible from pre-Loading / starting. Instead, store them in an organized manner.

The file size is 4,096bytes. Is there a known SearchIndexer.exe error? How Do You Stop This Process? Nothing fell over.

Click Stop and then chose Disable from the drop down menu. Pile of crap. Do I still need searchindexer running? I am thinking if I could find the Windows Search index data file, I could delete it.

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  • April 18, 2011 robin Thanks for the helpful article and for the helpful comments.
  • Better to disable Windows Search and install a 3rd-party app, unless you are lucky enough to be using XP or older.
  • It takes up a lot of RAM, a lot of CPU, and one thing you forgot to mention in this useful article, it prevents the head of the HDD to work
  • Come on people!
  • Result; Playback restore.

It rapidly searches your hard drives and indexes, well, everything! September 24, 2011 Chad Microsoft pay attention: the problem with searchIndexer is this, it starts while a user is at the system trying to use it. First the process should not start within 30 minutes of a system boot. I calculated that more than half my day was wasted due to theis useless program.

Conclusion: This Process Shouldn’t Be Removed You really shouldn’t remove this process, but hopefully the lessons in this article will help you trim it down to size, and remember that you The program has a visible window. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PCWorld. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair SearchIndexer.exe related Windows Errors 3.

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Go check your email! The Windows media player networking processes, were also using 25% processor power.. April 21, 2011 joe Thank you so much. XP worked fine without it in fact it was faster despite have 1/4 the CPU speed.

This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. I followed the directions from http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...in-windows-xp/ but it still won't turn off. Method 2: Rename korwbrkr.dll to korwbrkr.bak Follow Method 1 to stop Windows Search service. Then click Start and Type CMD.

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I too think a recent update has made the searchindexer problems even worse. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Click OK. Step 2 The services snap-in should appear.  Right-Click Windows Search and Select Properties.

If you take a look at the file properties, you can clearly see that this particular executable is the Indexer component for Windows Search—though the name probably gave that away already. It has a better search panel than Windows horrible confusing mess. I go to Start > Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services and "Windows Search" is set on Manual. Can this be set up differently?

The program is not visible. Also backing up is dead easy, as you just burn all the B_ folders to a DVD. "Now who could argue with that" (Blazing Saddles, in the church) September 11, 2010 It is extremely easy to use, easy on ram and process cycles and just works. I recently acquired Microsoft Office 2010.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION Tweet Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. apteka April 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm # Stadium and Cross Maidan. Advanced Tip: Make Windows Search Index Only Filenames If you click the Advanced button on the Indexing Options dialog, you’ll be able to access another set of settings—what we’re looking for In this guide we will discuss the methods that have proven to fix High CPU Usage by searchindexer.exe Method 1: Restart Windows Search Service Hold the Windows Key and Press R.

PRO TIP: If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try using the Reimage Plus Software which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. To ensure that no rogue SearchIndexer.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan. You have my personal guarantee that it is safe to to turn off Windows Indexing. Previous Disable / Enable the TouchPad Next Disable the Indexing Service (Windows Search) Subscribe to our newsletter Sign Up Team Terms of Use Contact Policies CCM Benchmark Group health.ccm.net Disable /

I have Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Everything does what Windows Search Index was intended to do. A useless resource hog. If you ever want to re-enable SearchIndexer, just go back in and set the Startup type to Automatic (Delayed Start).

Again… many many thanks Reply Keiffer February 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm # P.S. Back to top #7 peterk312 peterk312 Topic Starter Members 95 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:56 AM Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:50 PM Minimum for Windows 7 for RAM is 1gb How Do You Uninstall This Service?