Windows Search Index file backup

Posted on 2009-02-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Can the Windows Vista 'Windows Search' index file be backed up, so that it can be recovered should the index file become corrupted eliminating the need to perform a full re-index?
Question by:Robox1
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    This Experts-Exchange Previously Answered Question will tell you the location of the Vista search indexing data (see the Assisted Answer by nikhil_deshpa&), which you should be able to copy to another location.  Whether or not you can then restore this data and have a working search afterwards is problematic, however:
    Windows Vista Search

    Note that from the answer above, the default location is:  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\USearch\Data\Applications\Windows

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