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Old 11-20-2020, 10:00 PM
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Default Allow files on this drive ... indexing

I've read Avid suggests unchecking this for your session drive. What about drives designated for Kontakt libraries and Samples? Seems like it could make sense to leave it checked on those drives but looking for someone with more knowledge on this subject to weigh in here. Thanks
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I've read Avid suggests unchecking this for your session drive. What about drives designated for Kontakt libraries and Samples? Seems like it could make sense to leave it checked on those drives but looking for someone with more knowledge on this subject to weigh in here. Thanks
Un-compress & un-index all drives. It's a standard optimization:


Hard Disk Optimizations
This optimization allows your hard drives to work more efficiently when recording and playing back audio files, and can sometimes resolve DAE Error -9073.

Open the Start menu and click on File Explorer.
Click This PC in the left column.
Right-click on the first drive you intend to use for audio storage.
Choose Properties.
If checked, uncheck Compress this drive to save disk space.
If checked, uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed.
Click Apply and then OK.
Repeat the process for each of your audio drives.
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Default Re: Allow files on this drive ... indexing

Curious ... does that apply to the main C: drive also?
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Indexing is something Windows uses to speed up file searching and other programs use to display certain information about files more quickly. Pro Tools does not use the information and therefore does not need it enabled. Since Windows itself rebuilds and uses indexes frequently in the background, it is suggested to turn it off so that your system in general is using less resources in the background and so that Windows doesn’t touch your session files, which aren’t very useful anyway in search results.

You can probably leave it enabled on your system C: drive without issue. You could always experiment by disabling it everywhere and seeing if you notice any difference in Pro Tools vs your Windows system seeming slower to bring up certain file related info. It really depends on your system specs and how you use the system.

Here is mor info on Windows File Indexing
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