and after a while the index is up-to-date
I rely heavily on being able to quickly find information on my computer and among my emails in Outlook so this is a useful gadget.
It's easy to pause the indexing and also force it to index now with the latest Windows Search 4 update for Vista. Previously I used a couple of home made shortcuts for that purpose to a couple of cmd files with:
NET START "Windows Search"
NET STOP "Windows Search"
I got an error that it could not find the adaptive.vbs script file but it was easily solved by adding an "en-us" folder and move the vbs folder there.