I read some comments indicating that enabling the indexing service for faster searches actually slows Windows down. I checked my two PCs and discovered that some of the disks have it enabled and other do not:
- Desktop C-Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
- Desktop D-Drive: Enabled (1.99 GB "Recovery" drive (?))
- Desktop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
- Laptop C-Drive: Disabled (465 GB)
- Laptop USB Drive: Enabled (465 GB)
The USB drives are used for Carbonite's mirror image backup.
Screen shots of the two laptop drives are in this Dropbox folder.
Thinking they should all be the same, I chose one that had it enabled, the Desktop USB Drive, and unchecked that option. The disk started thrashing furiously. It continued for 20 minutes. The progress bar did not show any progress (completely blank).
Thinking I had made a mistake, I clicked the Cancel button and tried to exit. I got the same screen with the indexing option unchecked. Thinking I could recover by rechecking that option, I did and clicked OK. The disk started thrashing furiously as before and has been for abotu 20 minutes.
- Have I hosed that disk?
- What should I do now?
- Should I have this options checked or not for each of these drives?
PS: What's with the 2KB attachment limit. I don't think I have any files that small!