HardDrive Indexing

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Kosher Terror, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    I was wondering what this does, anyone know?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure that its when your hard drive checks for all documents, media, etc. so when you search for it on your computer all the information is there immediatly.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but I believe indexing creates a database containing information on all of the files located on the hard drive. This allows you to search for conent using the Finder's built-in Find. It also increases the speed of searching for file names, creation dates, size, etc.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    (What i said :p )
     

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