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Guest cseidel

Can someone explain what checking or unchecking Allow Indexing Service does. I unchecked this item and ran FS9 and it made my stutters from barely noticable to very noticable. This seems backwards from what I have read, although I have never read exactly what this does.Chuck

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Guest neilb

Its something that index's file properties which allows for faster searching.I always disable it. And I'm very suprised it would slow MSFS down.

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Guest cseidel

I appreciate your help sofar but am still looking for someone who can fully explain what it actually does.Chuck

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Indexing is a service used by the windows 'Search' function. It is not used by other applications. The function uses a fair amount of memory, and system resources, when file updates occur. It will impact other applications performance for that reason. If you want to know a lot more about it, do a Google on 'Windows indexing service'.DJ

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As ubersu said, the Content Indexing Service helps with the search function ("Find Files..."). If you don't do a lot of file searches, then I recommend disabling it. I have never heard of turning CI *off * causing stutters. If anything it should decrease a disk-access stutter because with CI turned off, the hard disk will not randomly index itself when the system is idle. With CI turned on, the hard disk will occasionally do a content-indexing operation and of course, any time your hard disk is working, it slows the system a bit, since the hd is the slowest part of the equation. Your stuttering must be caused by something else.

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