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How do I change my index location?

Michael Devin
posted this on December 02, 2011 04:51 PM

By default, X1 Search 8 places index files in the X1 Data Directory in the following locations depending on your Operating System:

Please note: Currently we support storing the X1 Search 8 index on the local drive.  

Windows 7 and Vista: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\X1Search

If you want to change the location of your Index File, please do the following:

 

        1. Select Menu>Options

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    2. Select the 'Indexing' tab

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3. At the very top of the Indexing page you will see 'Storage Location', and click 'Change Location':

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4. With the folder structure, select a new location to store your X1 Search 8 index, or click ‘Make New Folder’ to indicate a new location.

     Use this dialog box to navigate to the new folder location for your X1 Search 8 program and click the [OK] button.

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If you want to create a new folder for the program, first navigate to the Parent Folder for the new folder you want to create; then select the [Make New      

Folder] button and create a new name for the folder when prompted by Windows. 

     

5. Once you select a new location for your X1 Search 8 Directory, click ‘Ok’, displaying a popup window:

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     6.  Choose [OK] to commit these changes and re-start X1 Search 8. Click [Cancel] to abort the changes.

Please note: As with any application, you should avoid storing the X1 Search 8 Directory on your desktop.