Today, when I logged on my Computer, I just noticed my disk storage is getting full. After scanning the disk, I found the Microsoft Search Index Database consumes huge disk space. Mostly the files are located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows.
Below are the steps to remove the files:
- Stop the Windows Search service.
- Start the Windows Search service
- The directory rebuilds
Or you can run the Command Prompt Below to remove the files:
net stop "Windows Search"
net start "Windows Search"
You can also manage which folder that need to be indexed by the Microsoft Search Index. Below is the steps to do that:
- Open “Control Panel”
- Go to “Indexing Options” Menu
- Click “Modify”
- Check the folders you want to add in the Indexing Options