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Indexing Service
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Indexing Service

The Indexing Service component provides the Windows Indexing Service. The Indexing Service performs content indexing of system and user files and offers rapid search capabilities that are based on file properties or content.


This component provides the Windows Indexing Service.

Associated Components

This component requires the mimefilt.dll file, which contains the Microsoft IMimeFilter Persistent Handler. This handler filters MIME files for the Indexing Service and is provided by the Filter Mime Messages for the Indexing Service component.

The Windows shell uses document filters when it bypasses the context index to perform slow, file-based searches.


There are no configurable settings for this component.

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