1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties"
3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to..."
4. Click OK then the files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete, but it's worth it.
QUESTION: My roommate has same operating system and computer as I. When he went to tweak his system - this option "Allow Indexing Service....." was not available.
I looked at mine again after 'unchecking' that option and it no longer shows on my system, either. Is it gone forever? What is the 'secret' to getting that option back?
I don't want it back now - but, if for some reason in the future I do, I'd like to know what to do.
THANKS! That is a GREAT tip.