Saturday, May 17, 2008

Windows Desktop Search, Part 2

Last year I wrote about Windows Desktop Search. I've been using it since then. I've been through a couple of versions and am now using Windows Desktop Search 4.0 Preview. The previous version's add-in for Lotus Notes still works.

The Preview version seems to be less aggressive than the previous versions. But I noticed the folder C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Desktop Search\Logs was full of log files indicating errors in the Notes add-in.

Seems I wasn't the only one. Read this.

  1. From the Start menu, click Run, type regedit.exe and press Enter
  2. In the registry editor, navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft, right click and create a new WindowsSearchPreview key.
  3. Right-click HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ WindowsSearchPreview, add a new REG_DWORD value LogLevel.NotesPHLog, and set it to 4
  4. Open a Command Window (Start->Run->cmd.exe, ENTER)
  5. In the command window, type: net stop wsearch
  6. Press Enter, then type: net start wsearch and press Enter again.
  7. Remove the logs from C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Desktop Search\Logs.
The good news is that the registry hack seems to have eliminated the error logging. And my memory usage has gone down significantly.

1 comment:

hy said...

Hey Ben!
Im sorry to be a little off topic, but i needed to know, i'm not able to locate the folder: C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Desktop Search. The microsoft folder does not have any folder named "Desktop Search". How can i go about getting it?Thanks!