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

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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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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:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdesktopsearchhelp/thread/0ace18e9-ff11-41b7-a6c8-79070e9b66ed
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yes.  you can turn off the searching service then delete the file.

it will recreate itself when the service starts up again.

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