If the user is facing the issue of Search Indexer High CPU usage, then it will affect the PC performance. To fix this issue, you should restart associated service, adjust the indexing setting and use repair software. For details linked with the issues, go to office.com/myaccount.
Method to Fix Microsoft Windows Search Indexer High CPU Usage:
1. Use Repair Software:
If the user is facing problem with Search Indexer high CPU usage, then you should fix it by using Restoro tool. This repair tool can fix the PC issues automatically. It will scan your computer for issues and then you can fix it, with few clicks without additional user input. Restoro tool can fix the issues of Windows issues, missing DLL files, BSOD errors, freezes, crashes, and high CPU usage.
2. Restart Windows Search Service:
To fix this issue, you should restart the Windows Search service. For this, you should hit on Win key + R key together and then enter services.msc in Run’s text box. After this, tap on Run’s OK button in order to open the Services window. Now, you should scroll down to Windows Search. Here, you should double-tap on Windows Search in order to open its configuration settings. At this point, you should choose Disabled option from the Startup type menu and press Stop button. Then, tap on Apply and OK buttons and just Restart Windows OS. Again, you should open the Windows Search service window. Here from the Startup type drop-down menu, you should choose Automatic (Delayed Start). At last, you should tap on Start option and then hit on Apply and OK buttons in order to restart Windows Search.
3. Reduce Amount of Indexed Data:
For this, you should open Indexing Options and then tap on Cortana taskbar button. After this, you should enter indexing in the search box. Now, tap on Indexing Options in order to open the window. At this point, hit on Modify button just to open the Indexed Locations window. Then, you should tap on arrow next to the C: drive just to expand its folders. Next, just deselect the check boxes to remove indexed locations and then press on OK button. At last, tap on Close button on the Indexing Options window.
4. Rebuild the Index:
First, you have to open Indexing Options. After this, tap on Modify button and then deselect all the selected locations except the C: drive. Now, you have to tap on OK button to return to the Indexing Options window. At this point, tap on Advanced button in order to open the tab. In the Index Setting tab, you should press Rebuild button. It will open the dialog box and then press OK button to confirm and just rebuild the index.
5. Switch Search Indexer off:
The customer should enter the keyword ‘windows features’ in the Control Panel’s search box. After this, tap on Turn windows features on or off in order to open the window. Now, you should deselect the Windows Search check box. At this point, you should tap on OK button to confirm the new settings. At last, Reboot your desktop.