SystemIndex directory eating up 109GB

Something on my hard drive was eatingup all myspace and I found a directory that is full of log files eating up 109GB of space:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Projects\SystemIndex

What is this "directoryand how can I get it to stop?

It looks like there are 2 files: systemindex... that are doing it.

 Can I safely delete them?

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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAsked:
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KenneniahCommented:
Go to Indexing Options in Control Panel. hit Modify and remove locations you don't want indexed for search.
Can also disable the Windows Search service in services.msc if you don't want it to index anything at all.
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KenneniahCommented:
As you remove items from the list, it should automatically clear those out of the index thus making those files smaller. It will not let you delete them as they are in use when the Windows Search service is running. If you set Windows Search to disabled, then reboot you should be able to delete them after relogging in.
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks! I was able to disable the service and it did let me delete without rebooting.
Thanks so much!
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
>>As you remove items from the list, it should automatically clear those out of the index thus making those files smaller.
Oh also, I turned them all off, but it didn't automatically clear, because it said that there was no disk space to run. I could try to run it on demand as well, but that also didn't work, no disk space.
So for any future people with this problem, I had to disable the service and delete the file. I'm leaving mine off, but you could turn it back on after if you wanted I suppose.
 
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