Indexing Status icon


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Jason

I'm one of those weirdos who really likes the indexing in Windows. I set
it up to index more than the default set of locations and use it a lot to
find obscure stuff.

On two of three Win 7 Pro systems, there's a magnifying glass icon in the
system tray that opens Indexing Status with a right click. This is not
the Control Panel Indexing Options dialog where you specify which
directories to index. This one lets me pause indexing etc. For the life
of me, I cannot find how to show that Indexing Status icon on one of the
three systems. I can only open the Indexing Options panel from the
Control Panel. I'm sure there is a .exe for Indexing Status (versus
Options) but I can't find it.
 
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Jason

I'm one of those weirdos who really likes the indexing in Windows. I set
it up to index more than the default set of locations and use it a lot to
find obscure stuff.

On two of three Win 7 Pro systems, there's a magnifying glass icon in the
system tray that opens Indexing Status with a right click. This is not
the Control Panel Indexing Options dialog where you specify which
directories to index. This one lets me pause indexing etc. For the life
of me, I cannot find how to show that Indexing Status icon on one of the
three systems. I can only open the Indexing Options panel from the
Control Panel. I'm sure there is a .exe for Indexing Status (versus
Options) but I can't find it.
FWIW..I found the module: windowssearch.exe.
 
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Ed Cryer

Jason said:
FWIW..I found the module: windowssearch.exe.
Well done. You seem to have got Windows Desktop Search running under
Windows 7. If you're also running the native Win7 search then your
weirdo liking should be well satisfied.

Ed
 
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Jason

Well done. You seem to have got Windows Desktop Search running under
Windows 7. If you're also running the native Win7 search then your
weirdo liking should be well satisfied.

Ed
I didn't do anything. This Alienware machine came with Win 7 Pro and it
was there from day one.
 
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Ed Cryer

Jason said:
Why not clutter the memory up even more with another search program?
http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/professional/trial.html

Ed
I tried that as an alternative to the Windows-supplied ones and found it
buggy and clunky. For the work I do, having a content indexer is very
useful.

What's your point?
[/QUOTE]

Well, you must be about the only one who can't see that.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A question for you: what does having the old WinXP search give you that
the Win7 one doesn't? Apart from (that is) wasted resources.

Ed
 
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Jason

-snip-

A question for you: what does having the old WinXP search give you that
the Win7 one doesn't? Apart from (that is) wasted resources.

Ed
I'm using the search that came installed with Win 7. I didn't install the
old XP search. I use the Indexing Options cpl control to configure it.
What's (apparently) different on two of the 3 Win 7 machines is that
there's a magnifying glass icon in the systray that opens a different
panel that gives some additional status and control - like pausing
indexing or offering "Index Now" to override the backoff behavior when I
add a slew of new files and want them indexed right away. That control
has an Indexing Options choice that opens the same cpl panel that I can
access by opening Control Panel. Could I somehow have wound up with some
of each? If so, it was nothing I did. I'm familiar with XP's Desktop
Search and used that successfully before Win 7's Search. ?
 
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Ed Cryer

Jason said:
I'm using the search that came installed with Win 7. I didn't install the
old XP search. I use the Indexing Options cpl control to configure it.
What's (apparently) different on two of the 3 Win 7 machines is that
there's a magnifying glass icon in the systray that opens a different
panel that gives some additional status and control - like pausing
indexing or offering "Index Now" to override the backoff behavior when I
add a slew of new files and want them indexed right away. That control
has an Indexing Options choice that opens the same cpl panel that I can
access by opening Control Panel. Could I somehow have wound up with some
of each? If so, it was nothing I did. I'm familiar with XP's Desktop
Search and used that successfully before Win 7's Search. ?
You're allowed to use your initiative here, you know. It's not a
gumption-free zone.

You could put your hypothesis to the test.

Here's my reasoning.
You have windowssearch.exe on a computer. That is the Windows Desk
Search program. Which prompts the question; is Windows Desk Search
installed? And that could be revealed by looking at the list of
installed programs; or even by looking for File Location:
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe

Hhhm! I wonder.

Ed
 

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