Enable touch on HP 2740p with Windows 8. Summary I broke Windows Search indexing because I didn’t give the SYSTEM user full permission on the folders I wanted indexed. I broke Windows Search indexing because I didn’t give the SYSTEM user full permission on the folders I wanted indexed. A collection of searchable-PDFs is only useful if something scansnap failed to create a pdf file them and you can search that index.
A few months ago I had profiled Windows boot performance to find out why initial-logon was slow only to find out Windows Search itself appeared to be aggressively reading the disk so I culled the list of indexed folders to lessen the load. At the same time I rearranged folders to optimize disk usage and to simplify backups. But around that time I noticed that searching on keywords that previously returned . I might have found out they were being returned. Scans I didn’t even bother checking. Since other document types turned up in search results I assumed it was just a PDF-indexing problem. I also tried removing and re-adding that folder.
It didn’t, it just made the whole process take longer. I learned that Windows 8 includes PDF indexing out of the box. Re-adding the scan directory still didn’t help get those PDFs indexed. I was spending time waiting for index rebuilds. Stop the Windows Search service. Open the previously copied Windows.