Rebuilding Windows Search Index

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hot swappable SATA drives don't always show correct contents on disk after the drive has been removed, changed and re-inserted.

The even logs occasionally report "The Windows Search Service is starting up and attempting to remove the old search index {Reason: Index Corruption}" Event ID 1008.

What causes this error and is there a way to help Windows 7 deal with hot swapping drives more effectively? What prompts the Windows Search Index to rebuild itself and would rebuilding on demand help in this scenario? Is there a way to do this from the command line?
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    Here's a nice article on how it works, tuning, etc ..

    But probably all you need to do is move the search index to the disk itself.


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