Windows 10: Searches Folder Solved

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    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.286
       28 Jul 2017 #1

    Searches Folder

    Under pc>user there is a folder called "searches." There are two sub folders under searchers called 'everywhere' an 'indexed locations.' There is over 128,000 items in everywhere. Is it safe to delete either of this sub folders contents?
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  2. Posts : 76
    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.286
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2017 #2


    I'm really surprised that there are no techs or even knowledgeable users that has some kind of response to this question. I'm I in the wrong forum?
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  3.    29 Jul 2017 #3

    Hey RichardC,
    From what I've read, I would NOT delete those folders.
    1. Could slow down your searches
    2. Could mess up indexing
    3. They take up very little space on the HDD
    Last edited by Eagle51; 30 Jul 2017 at 01:02.
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  4. Posts : 76
    windows10 home v1803 OS build 17134.286
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2017 #4


    Thanks Eagle51. Will heed your advise.
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  5.    30 Jul 2017 #5

    Hey RichardC,
    I did find out one thing .... DO NOT delete anything inside the Everywhere Folder ... as they point to the actual file .. which will get deleted

    So I stand by my original statement .... Leave them alone :)
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