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I've been using Google Desktop for almost 2 years now. I needed a little more space on my hard drive, so I poked about with WinDirStat and found my Google Desktop index file was taking up 6.1 GB (on a 60 GB HD)! I've deleted it, so it has to start over, but how can I keep the index from getting so bloated in the future?

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Don't mean to be rude, but why are you still using it? The built in search on Windows is equally as good, and doesn't require such a large index. (I might be wrong, haven't used GDesktop for at least 6 years!) –  Rich Bradshaw Apr 3 '11 at 16:36
    
@Rich Bradshaw Still stuck on XP at work. Hopefully upgrading to Win7 soon. –  C. Ross Apr 3 '11 at 17:44
    
Ah, nightmare! Isn't that like ten years old now? –  Rich Bradshaw Apr 3 '11 at 19:31
    
@Rich Bradshaw, yes. Welcome to corporate America. –  C. Ross Apr 3 '11 at 20:17

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You could try using NTFS compression on the folder, but I'm not sure how much that will help. I remember doing it in the old days before Windows 7 came along, but I don't recall what compression level I got.

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