Deactivate index update schedules for specific types of documents

If you prefer not to have certain types of documents indexed on a regular interval, whether default or custom, you can deactivate their update schedules. If you deactivate index update schedules, you will have to manually update your index to keep it up-to-date.

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Indexing & Performance tab.

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

  4. Click Modify.

  5. Choose the type of source (documents, music, pictures, etc.).

  6. Click Disable. The Refresh Interval column will display Never.

  7. Click OK.

NOTE: To reactivate index update schedules, follow the same steps and click Default at step 6.

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