Index in real time

Copernic Desktop Search can index your items in real time. This feature is called "On the fly indexing". When it is enabled, CDS constantly monitors your computer to notice new or modified files/emails and reindexes them if necessary. Hence, adding or modifying a file, or receiving or sending an email will trigger immediate re-indexing of the particular file/email. Files that have not changed will NOT be reindexed.

To enable on the fly indexing

  1. In the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Select the Indexing & Performance tab.

  3. For files, in the On the fly indexing section, select the New and modified files check box.

  4. For emails, in the On the fly indexing section, select the Received and sent Outlook emails check box.

  5. Click OK.

IMPORTANT: CDS needs to run to index on the fly, just minimize it to the system tray.

If CDS constantly monitors my computer, won't that interfere with computer performances?
No. CDS is also designed to throttle back when resources are highly used. See Optimize indexing performances for more information.

NOTE: If you would rather not enable the Indexing on the fly feature, you can still keep your index fresh by having CDS update it on a schedule (automatic or custom), or manually launching an index update.

This feature requires Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT (files) and Microsoft Outlook (emails).