I have written some articles in the past related to Windows 7 Indexing though the articles have typically been about how to disable Windows Indexing or to not include specific directories, etc. Last night I was playing around with Windows 7 Indexing because of an issue I noticed with Microsoft Visio 2007 and one of the things I have noticed is how long it takes to complete the indexing process. Below is information on how to speed up the Windows 7 Indexing process.
I am using Outlook 2007 on my new laptop that is running Windows 7 Ultimate. When I first received the laptop I decided to disable Windows Instant Search because in the past it has always slowed my computers down so much it wasn’t worth having it enabled. I was messing around with the Outlook 2007 settings and noticed that Indexing and Search was not available to configure because it was greyed out. Needless to say I wanted to give Windows Instant Search a shot so I could have these features available in Outlook 2007. Below is how I enabled Windows Instant Search and verified Outlook 2007 indexed various folders and messages on Microsoft Windows 7.