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brother martin





PostPosted: Windows Desktop Search Help, searchindexer.exe Top

I have just today (10/4/2006), popping up: SEARCHINDEXER.EXE HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM AND NEEDS TO SHUT DOWN". I SENT THE ERROR TO MICROSOFT EACH TIME.

I AM RUNNING OFFICE 2007 PROFESSIONAL BETA.

How can I stop this annoyance



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Paul Nystrom - MSFT





PostPosted: Windows Desktop Search Help, searchindexer.exe Top

sudb -

The file is not essential, however, it is necessar for Vista Search WDS to opperate.

There were a number of problems with searchindexer.exe that were fixed in the RTW version of WDS 3.0. If you are using a beta version of WDS I would strongly suggest upgrading.

Similarly, a number of issues were fixed with searchindexer in Vista. I would bet any problems you are experiencing will be addressed by the upcoming RTM.

So...if you want to use the instant search features of 3.0 or Vista - you need to keep searchindexer.exe. If you don't care about those features you can disable Windows Search in Vista or uninstall WDS.

Hopefully you'll simply decide to upgrade to 3.0 RTW or Vista RTM (as soon as it's available).

Paul Nystrom - MSFT



 
 
Paul Nystrom - MSFT





PostPosted: Windows Desktop Search Help, searchindexer.exe Top

Martin,

Do you have the Adobe pdf IFilter installed (it is installed automatically with Adobe Reader 7). If you have this filter please uninstall or disable it. In this case, you will not be able to index and search .pdf files. If you need to be able to search these files using WDS I would suggest uninstalling 3.0 and installing 2.6.5.

Paul Nystrom - MSFT



 
 
MAT216





PostPosted: Windows Desktop Search Help, searchindexer.exe Top

Paul...

Can you provide direction on how to uninstall this filter I do use the Adobe Reader 7.0 but have no need for the search fnx. I was unable to find any reference to or files with IFilter in the name.

I am also experiencing another possibly related issue - my CPU usage gets pegged out at 100%. Seems like my SearchIndexer.exe routine ( ) gets stuck in some kind of loop and never quite gets everything indexed. I've tried following some other posts but seems no one has been able to solve this Vista bug yet.

I just purchased an HP Pavillion a1712n w/ Vista Home Premium.

Thanks - Mark

 
 
Ari Polsky - MSFT





PostPosted: Windows Desktop Search Help, searchindexer.exe Top

Adobe has released a new version of Reader that fixes this issue. Please install version 8.0.