Vista Windows.edb file - can I simply delete it and allow Vista to recreate?

My Windows.edb file has become very large and fragmented. I do not have index volume on. Can I safely, simply delete this file and allow Vista to recreate it?
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LeeTutorConnect With a Mentor retiredCommented:
Here's a forum where a user stopped the indexing service, deleted the file, and then restarted the service; he says everything seemed to work OK:
Todd MummertConnect With a Mentor Commented:

yes.  you can turn off the searching service then delete the file.

it will recreate itself when the service starts up again.

CIOJonesAuthor Commented:
Response was absolutely correct, and worked. Much appreciated.
This file can get huge and excessively fragmented.
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