Main Menu : Tools

Pause Indexing

You can manually suspend the indexing process via the menu Tools or the tray icon menu in the zone of notification.

From the main window:

    • In the Tools menu, select Pause Indexing.

From the tray icon:

    • Right click on the tray icon in the zone of notification.
    • Select Pause Indexing.
Note: If you suspend manually the indexing process, you will need to restart it manually. Repeat the same steps to restart the indexation.
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Indexing Performance

Copernic Desktop Search constantly monitors your computer's activity to pause or restrict the indexation when the computer resources are highly used (more or less 40% CPU / disk I/O / network I/O) by other programs or processes. It also pauses or restrict the indexation while your are using the computer and restart the indexation after a certain period of inactivity.

Indexing Modes

    Unrestricted:

      • Uses all available ressources on the computer.
      • May be usefull to perform a quick build of your index but could impair responsiveness of other applications.

    Restricted:

      • Pause indexation if the Copernic Desktop Search process exceed 40% of CPU usage.
      • Pause indexation if the Copernic Desktop Search process global I/O (disk and network) uses more than 40% resources.
      • Pause indexation for 10 seconds when the focus is in the main interface and you use the computer.
      • Pause indexation for 2 minutes when the focus is outside of Copernic and you use the computer.
      • Pause indexation while computer is on battery mode.

    Smart (Default):

      • Wait 10 seconds between item indexation if the Copernic Desktop Search process exceed 40% of CPU usage.
      • Wait 10 seconds between item indexation if the Copernic Desktop Search process global I/O (disk and network) uses more than 40% resources.
      • Wait 15 seconds between item indexation if you use the computer. Recover after 10 seconds when the focus is in the main interface or 2 minutes if the focus is outside of Copernic.
      • Pause indexation while computer is on battery mode.

Modify the Indexing Performance via the Tools menu:

Modify the Indexing Performance via the tray icon menu:

Note: Usually, the best thing to do is to set the indexing performance on smart or restricted. Particularly when you are using your computer. However, it could be a great idea to use the unrestricted option when you want to build or rebuild quickly your index.
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Update Index Manually

You can update part or the entire index manually. This feature can be useful if you have disabled the scheduled indexation or you do not want to wait until the next scheduled update.

From the main window:

    • In the Tools menu, select Update Index.
    • To update the entire index, click Entire Index. To update only part of the index, select among: Files, Email, Organizer, Contacts, Favorites, History, Music, Pictures, Videos.

From the tray icon:

    • Right click on the tray icon in the zone of notification.
    • Point to Update Index and then select Entire Index. To update only part of the index, select among: Files, Email, Organizer, Contacts, Favorites, History, Music, Pictures, Videos.
Note: Depending on the tasks already in motion or not, Copernic will update the entire index or a particular category chosen. Each new files will be indexed and also those containing changes. This is not the same has recreating an index.
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Options window Overview

The Options window is divided in different sections.

To open the Options window:

    • In the Toolsmenu, select Options...
    • The Options window is displayed.

Email & Organizer

This section displays the list of mailbox, organizer and contact folders that can be indexed. Organizer folders consist of Tasks, Notes and Calendar folders. You can index the entire folder list, or part of it.

See "Emails & Organizer" help section

Files

This section displays the list of folders to index and those to exclude. The first part of the list indicates the name or complete path to each folder to index as well as the types of files to index (Documents, Music, Pictures and/or Videos), under the File Type column. The lower part of the list displays folders to exclude. As excluded folders are never indexed, the File type column displays nothing for each specified folder.

See "Files" help section

Browsers (favorites)

This section lets you select which Favorites/Bookmarks folder to index, if any. The Favorites/Bookmarks folder contains Web site and Web page addresses that you have bookmarked for quick access on future visits.

See "Browsers" help section

Note: Only for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Browsers (History)

This section lets you select which History folder to index, if any. The History folder contains links to Web sites and Web pages visited in previous days and weeks.

See "Browsers" help section

Note: Only for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Google Drive

This section lets you index your documents located on a Google Drive could account.

See "Clouds" help section

OneDrive

This section lets you index your documents located on a Microsoft OneDrive could account.

See "Clouds" help section

Dropbox

This section lets you index your documents located on a Dropbox could account.

See "Clouds" help section

Indexing & Performance

    Schedule (Indexing schedule)

Copernic Desktop Search can perform regular index updates. This means that it will automatically scan your files and email folders to find new or modified items and index or reindex them when necessary. Items that have not changed will NOT be reindexed.

See "Schedule" help section

      Index

        This section lists other index related options.

    See "Index" help section

    Advanced

      File types

      CDS indexes plenty of types of files. All file types indexed by CDS are listed in the File types section in the Advanced Option tab. You can index new file types by adding them to this list.

      See "File types" help section

      Others

        This section lists other advanced options.

        See "Advanced" help section

      Categories

        Copernic Desktop Search can show or hide one or more search categories in the main window. However, you must display a search category to use it. You cannot search for a particular type of file unless its category is displayed in the main window.

        See "Categories to display" help section

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