"Windows.edb" and indexing service file (deletable)?

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  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

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    On my 64bit Win 7 system there is a big file

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\windows.edb

    As far as I have read its the index file for the built-in windows indexing service.
    Hmm, where can I disable this service in "Services"? There is no such service

    On the other hand: When I right click on the drive C:\ in Windows Explorer the checkbox left of
    "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" is enabled (but for drive D:\ NOT).

    So if this is the place to activate the indexing service then the "last update" date of the index file windows.edb must be something like today but it is from year 2012!

    Why?

    Can I delete windows.edb?

    Peter
     

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