Set automatic index updates

Copernic Desktop Search can perform regular index updates. This means that it will automatically scan your file and email folders to find new or modified items and index or reindex them when necessary. Items that have not changed will NOT be reindexed. Automatic index updates are carried out every day at midnight.

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Indexing & Performance tab.

  3. In the Scheduled indexing section, select Default schedule.

  4. Click OK.

IMPORTANT: CDS needs to run to carry out an index update, just minimize it to the system tray. If CDS or the computer is closed at the time of the update, the update will not take place. Upon restarting, CDS will verify whether it missed an automatic update and if it did, it will carry out the update immediately.

Related topics: Set custom schedules for index updates, Manual updates, Real-time indexing.