how could i have 4 billion searchable items?

Posted: 07-26-2006, 04:34 PM
vista seems to have finished indexing my hard drive, and it proudly tells me
i have over 4 billion searchable items. how is this possible? i have about
40,000 files on all drives, and possibly as much as 100,000 emails, but 4
billion is a rather large number. where is it getting that from? it surely
isn't be my contacts list because it ain't that big!

thanks for any tips.
tim

how could i have 4 billion searchable items?


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Tim_Mac
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how could i have 4 billion searchable items?
Posted: 07-26-2006, 04:35 PM
vista seems to have finished indexing my hard drive, and it proudly tells me
i have over 4 billion searchable items. how is this possible? i have about
40,000 files on all drives, and possibly as much as 100,000 emails, but 4
billion is a rather large number. where is it getting that from? it surely
isn't be my contacts list because it ain't that big!

thanks for any tips.
tim
Tim_Mac
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how could i have 4 billion searchable items?
Posted: 07-26-2006, 04:35 PM
vista seems to have finished indexing my hard drive, and it proudly tells me
i have over 4 billion searchable items. how is this possible? i have about
40,000 files on all drives, and possibly as much as 100,000 emails, but 4
billion is a rather large number. where is it getting that from? it surely
isn't be my contacts list because it ain't that big!

thanks for any tips.
tim
Alan Simpson
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Re: how could i have 4 billion searchable items?
Posted: 07-26-2006, 05:31 PM
By default the search index includes contents of files along with filenames,
properties, and such. So if they’re mostly text documents like your saved
messages, there may well actually be 4 billion items in the search index.

"Tim_Mac" <tim at mackey dot eye eee> wrote in message
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> vista seems to have finished indexing my hard drive, and it proudly tells
> me
> i have over 4 billion searchable items. how is this possible? i have
> about
> 40,000 files on all drives, and possibly as much as 100,000 emails, but 4
> billion is a rather large number. where is it getting that from? it
> surely
> isn't be my contacts list because it ain't that big!
>
> thanks for any tips.
> tim
Ecat
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Re: how could i have 4 billion searchable items?
Posted: 07-27-2006, 10:15 PM
LOL. I had over 4 billion too when indexing was done.
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"Alan Simpson" wrote:
> By default the search index includes contents of files along with filenames,
> properties, and such. So if they’re mostly text documents like your saved
> messages, there may well actually be 4 billion items in the search index.
>
> "Tim_Mac" <tim at mackey dot eye eee> wrote in message
> news:47895A79-D6D6-4B4B-9880-C2DF6FF345B6@microsoft.com...
> > vista seems to have finished indexing my hard drive, and it proudly tells
> > me
> > i have over 4 billion searchable items. how is this possible? i have
> > about
> > 40,000 files on all drives, and possibly as much as 100,000 emails, but 4
> > billion is a rather large number. where is it getting that from? it
> > surely
> > isn't be my contacts list because it ain't that big!
> >
> > thanks for any tips.
> > tim
>
>
 
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