is it safe to delete windows.edb file


  • I need to delete windows.edb file, i am wondering is it safe or not. I already stopped indexing but in order to clear some room , i like to remove the file completely.



    Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:55 PM


  • Hi Alan,

    As far as I know, Windows.edb is the Search index data base file. It is only written to during indexing of new files. If you don't want to use indexing search, you may firstly stop indexing and then delete the Windows.edb file without problem.

    Hope it helps.


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    Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:38 AM