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    Windows 7 - Indexing Problem

    When I modify what is to be indexed (in this case trying to have Indexing also look at a higher-level folder called My_Data, in a separate partition), the next time I reboot Indexing reverts back to what it was before.

    The indexing service auto starts; and the indexing trouble-shooter shoots blanks.
    A scan with SFC finds no problems.

    I'd appreciate any help.
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    Dick

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    Index.jpg
    Also ensure that the above is checked when attempting to index files on a partition or separate drive.
    And then rebuild your entire system's indexing
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    Clint:
    Thanks. However, when I check the properties on my data drive, that box you circled in red is already checked???

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    I guess I wasn't clear that, even though the box Clint said should be checked was checked, I still have the problem.
    Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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    I fixed my problem; and so, this posting is for all the non-technical, "regular" home users like myself:
    Turns out that somewhere along the way I had checked "index.dat files" when running CCleaner.
    "Duh", I said to myself. No wonder I was having the problem.
    Unchecking that, and rebuilding my system's index, fixed the problem.
    Dick

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    Nice detective work. Those system cleaning tools can cause some strange, unexpected issues when you forget about their settings. Glad you got it fixed. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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    Thanks, I would not of thought about that.
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