In Windows, each hard drive has the option to enable/disable indexing:
Right-click on a drive and get properties:
Under the "General" Tab: Check/uncheck "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addiction to file properties."
With Windows Explorer, indexed files are used for faster searching and searching inside certain file types.
I was wondering if Opus also uses indexed files when searching or does Opus Find use its own method? I've read the "Opus Find" page in Help.
If Opus doesn't use Windows index files, is it faster at searching than Explorer with indexed files? Or is the indexing mostly used to search within the files?
I assume Opus can't search inside of files without something like Google Desktop Search which I understand can be integrated with Opus.
With Windows Explorer, what advantages does indexing have beyond faster searches and seaching inside files?
If indexed files are not used in Opus Find, can I just turn off indexing on the hard drives?
Also, will a future version of Opus eventually integrate the Windows 7 indexed files into Opus Find?
If that is the case, I would just keep the default win7 behavior and continue to have all the hard drives indexed.
In Win7; Start; search for "Search"; Finds "Searches" Folder; Create a shortcut to the "Searches" Folder on my desktop.
(The path to this folder was added as an exclusion for Dopus to replace Explorer)