Copernic Desktop Search can perform regular index updates. This means that it will automatically scan your files and email folders to find new or modified items and index or reindex them when necessary. Items that have not changed will NOT be reindexed.

Default schedule for each categories

Updates Every Day:EmailsOrganizerHistoryFavorites
Updates Every 4 Days:FilesPicturesMusicVideos
Updates Every 5 Days:Google DriveOneDriveDropbox

Important: CDS needs to run to carry out an index update, just minimize it to the system tray. If CDS or the computer is closed at the time of the update, the update will not take place. Upon restarting, CDS will verify whether it missed an automatic update and if it did, it will carry out the update immediately.

Modify Scheduled Indexing

The scheduled indexing has values by default but you can change them:

    • In the Tools menu, click Options...
    • Select the Indexing & Performance tab.
    • In the Schedule section, select a Category, click Modify.
    • In the text box, specify the number of day(s), minute(s), hour(s)or month(s) between each scan for this category.
    • Click OK in the Modify refresh interval window.
    • Click on Back to main view to save your changes.

Important: CDS needs to run to carry out an index update, just minimize it to the system tray. If CDS or the computer is closed at the time of the update, the update will not take place. Upon restarting, CDS will verify whether it missed an automatic update and if it did, it will carry out the update immediately.

Disable/Enable Scheduled Indexing

Each category's indexing schedule can be disable:

    • In the Tools menu, click Options...
    • Select the Indexing & Performance tab.
    • In the Schedule section, select a Category, click Disable.
    • The word "disabled" will show in the Refresh Interval column for the appropriate category.
    • Click on Back to main view to save your changes.
NOTE: TO ENABLE A DISABLEDCATEGORY, SELECT IT IN THE LIST. THE DISABLE BUTTON SHOULD SWITCH TO ENABLE. CLICK ON THIS ENABLE BUTTON AND YOUR CATEGORY IS NOW REACTIVATED.

Important: CDS needs to run to carry out an index update, just minimize it to the system tray. If CDS or the computer is closed at the time of the update, the update will not take place. Upon restarting, CDS will verify whether it missed an automatic update and if it did, it will carry out the update immediately.