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This article explains how to disable the Find Fast Indexer that is included with Microsoft Office 97.
Find Fast OverviewThe Find Fast Indexer is installed on your computer when you install Microsoft Office 97. Find Fast builds an index to speed up finding documents from the Open dialog box in Microsoft Office programs.
When you install Microsoft Office 97, a shortcut called Microsoft Find Fast is automatically added to the StartUp group. This allows Find Fast to run whenever you start the computer. After Find Fast is started, it automatically builds indexes and updates them in the background.
If you attempt to disable the Find Fast control panel by simply removing the Microsoft Find Fast shortcut from the StartUp group, the following problems may occur:
Disabling the Find Fast IndexerThe correct way to disable Find Fast requires that you delete the Find Fast index files. To do this, use the following steps:
Article ID: 158705 - Last Review: November 22, 2000 - Revision: 1.0
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