* Posts by joShu1

1 post • joined 12 Sep 2019

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

joShu1

No Problems for Me

Strange. I am not seeing any problems and KB4514384 is installed: Desktop Search is lighting fast, Cortana Search works fine, no weird CPU drains or memory bloats.

Windows Search has been dependable for me (my library's index has over 250,000 items in it), been using it for years, but it doesn't have lots of frills. Still, there are some nice features:

- Being able to drag a search string to a folder and have it create shortcut to that search is a handy feature.

- Dynamically constructing a desktop search hyperlink in Excel is easy and really useful.

I do recommend installing TET's free iFilter for indexing your PDFs.

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