Windows Search Indexing is broken and the devil - Help me

This PC has two windows installations on two separate HDD's.

Windows 8.1 on disk0
Windows 8.1 on disk1

I boot into them using BIOS boot drive select.

For some reason, windows index wants to index both drives. I do not want this.

I want the drive to be accessible manually in windows explorer if I have to pull files off, but only that. I do not want duplicate search results, etc.

Check out the youtube video of the problem.

Video summary:
  • Open search index options
  • Select it to index C:\Users
  • Verify that D:\Users is not checked
  • Click OK
  • See that both harddrives have activity in performance monitor
  • Open Indexed location
  • C:\Users is checked
  • D:\Users is checked (UNWANTED)
  • Uncheck D:\Users
  • C:\Users is still checked
  • Press OK
  • Open Indexed location
  • C:\Users unchecked
  • D:\Users unchecked
Run through process twice. Indexing is messed up!


Windows Forum Team
Staff member
  • Setup everything you want to be indexed.
  • Open control Panel
  • Indexing Options
  • Click on Advanced
  • Click the Rebuild button and press OK
  • Let it rebuild

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