How do I stop Windows 7 Search re-indexing with every reboot?
Posted on 2011-04-21
As most users will know by now, Windows 7 Search (and it's Vista predecessor) can be very powerful but also, as in my case, can be a real pain.
I need to be able to fire up Outlook 2010 (which I use for all my business enquiries and records) and use search, either from within Outlook or from the search field in the Start Menu, to find previous customer details which are held in my calendar appointment entries. Trouble is, especially if a call comes in early in the morning after I've switched the computer on, Outlook returns incomplete search results or no results at all because it is still indexing.
Please can someone tell me if it is possible to prevent the re-indexing after every reboot from happening? I want to be able to fully turn off my computer to save power/environment etc., but I also need a fast response from the search function. Surely Windows should perform the whole indexing function once and thereafter just keep it up to date as files are changed and/or added? (or when changes are being made to the indexing function using Indexing Options)
Actions taken so far using Indexing Options:
1. reduced number of directories searched to the absolute minimum (ie my external data store only)
2. under advanced options unchecked all file types that I either don't recognise or don't need indexing
Your help would be much appreciated :-)