Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages

  1. Posts : 17
    Win 10

    Hard drive indexing (?) takes ages

    Hi all,
    when I open a drive windows takes ages to (I think it's called) index the drive. The bar at the top goes along so slowly as if it's searching/adding in files on the drive and sits flashing away like it's working but takes forever. It doesn't matter if I only just closed I.E. D:/, it still goes through this all over again and sits there?
    Any help on speeding up this process appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 69,978
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Daniell,

    You can disable the indexer backoff feature to allow the index to rebuild in the background without reducing its speed when there is user activity.

    Enable or Disable Indexer Backoff in Windows
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  3. Posts : 17
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks I'll give it a whirl.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

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