Windows - How to disable File Indexing?

December 2016



File Indexing is simply a service which helps in searching information from data on your hard drive which then creates a searchable keyword index! It extracts these information from your all your files located on the HDD. If you want to speed up your computer a little bit, I will advise you to disable File Indexing!

Follow the below procedure:
  • Open "My Computer"
  • Right Click on "Local Disk C:"
  • Click on "Properties"
  • Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index the disk for fast file searching"
  • Press OK then restart your PC


Tested on Windows 2000/NT/Vista

Related :

This document entitled « Windows - How to disable File Indexing? » from CCM (ccm.net) is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.