Windows 7 Indexing Status Widget

So I just realized that the Search and Indexing problems I am having with Outlook 2010 are actually happening because the Indexing Service for Windows 7 just doesn’t work at all. I probably turned it off in the first place because it was causing my computer to run very slowly, but now for some reason there is no way for me to turn it back on. I press the button to turn it on but I don’t think anything is actually being indexed. I searched for a Windows Indexing Status widget or plugin but only came across one for Microsoft Vista. Does anybody know how to check the status of Windows 7 Indexing?

Edit – Actually the Windows Vista Indexing Status Gadget works for Windows 7 as well, but it runs into the same problem in that I cannot get Windows 7 to run its indexing service! Ahhhhhh! Here’s the link to the gadget if you’re interested –


2 Responses to “Windows 7 Indexing Status Widget”

  1. Desperate User on November 8th, 2010 4:35 am
  2. nimd4 on March 20th, 2012 10:58 pm

    It’s been gone (for quite some time), but I’ve found it here!.. Status Gadget

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