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How to clear out the Windows.edb file in Windows 8

July 12, 2013

How to clear out the Windows.edb file in Windows 8 – Microsoft Community

 

1) Search for “Indexing Options” (under “Settings”). Open it.
2) Search “services” (or run “services.msc”) and find “Windows Search”. Stop the service.
3) Delete the Windows.edb file
4) Click “Modify” in the already-open “Indexing Options” panel, then click “Delete and Rebuild” for the index. You can also specify a different drive to store the index on.

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