Optimize indexing performance

Copernic Desktop Search constantly monitors your computer's activity to pause the indexing process when the computer resources are highly used by other programs (or processes). It also pauses the indexing process while you use other programs and restarts indexing after a certain period of inactivity. These two features enable CDS to save your computer's resources.

NOTE: Although they can be modified, default settings for these two features should ensure optimal result regarding indexing speed without impairing your work and computer resources.
Usually, the best time to index is when your computer is idle, that is when you are not using it (not typing nor moving the mouse).

To modify settings for indexing performance while you use the computer

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Indexing & Performance tab.

  3. In the Indexing performance section, select the Suspend indexing while I use my computer check box.

  4. In the text box, specify how much idle time is required before the indexing process resumes.

  5. Click OK.

To modify settings for indexing performance while resources are highly used

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Indexing & Performance tab.

  3. In the Indexing Performance section, select the Suspend indexing while computer resources are highly used check box.

  4. In the text box, specify how much idle time is required before the indexing process resumes.

  5. Click OK.

NOTE: Default setting for resuming the indexing process is 10 seconds when the application runs in the foreground.