Disable extended directory searches (completely)?

May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
I don't use extended directory searches (I have FuzzyCD=0). But still, DKDIR and RMDIR are very slow. Compare these.

v:\> timer & (mkdir foo & rmdir foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 11:29:38
Timer 1 off: 11:29:38  Elapsed: 0:00:00.538

v:\> timer & (mkdir /n foo & rmdir /nt foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 11:29:46
Timer 1 off: 11:29:46  Elapsed: 0:00:00.002

Can I turn it off completely (so that fast is the default)?

And note that (as documented) "/N" works with MKDIR and not with RMDIR.


Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
Solon, OH, USA
Do you use Everything Search? When run as a service, there's nothing that TCC needs to do to keep the extended directory up to date.


Staff member
May 14, 2008
With Extended Searches disabled in OPTION, and Everything Search enabled:

[D:\TakeCommand26\help\html]timer & (mkdir foo & rmdir foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 12:12:19p
Timer 1 off: 12:12:19p  Elapsed: 0:00:00.009

[D:\TakeCommand26\help\html]timer & (mkdir /n foo & rmdir /nt foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 12:12:42p
Timer 1 off: 12:12:42p  Elapsed: 0:00:00.004

I don't think that .005 seconds is worth spending a whole lot of time on. (If I turn off Everything Search, the difference drops to .003 seconds.)
May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
I needed to get rid of a (10 MB) JPSTREE.IDX file that went back to when this computer was new. I have no complaints now. With no IDX file, extended searches disabled, and Everything not installed,

v:\> timer & (mkdir foo & rmdir foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 12:45:10
Timer 1 off: 12:45:10  Elapsed: 0:00:00.003

v:\> timer & (mkdir /n foo & rmdir /nt foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 12:45:16
Timer 1 off: 12:45:16  Elapsed: 0:00:00.002

Is JPSTREE.IDX ever created automatically (i.e., without my explicitly saying "create/update it")?
Apr 18, 2014
TCC 26.00.26 x64 Windows 10 [Version 10.0.18363.720]
TCC Build 26 Windows 10 Build 18363

FWIW, I have Extended Searches disabled and Everything search enabled and I don't see any difference at all between those commands:

d:\>timer & (*mkdir foo & *rmdir foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 17:56:17
Timer 1 off: 17:56:17  Elapsed: 0:00:00.002

d:\>timer & (*mkdir foo /n & *rmdir /nt foo) & timer
Timer 1 on: 17:56:33
Timer 1 off: 17:56:33  Elapsed: 0:00:00.002
May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
Yes, but only if you have enabled fuzzy searching & disabled Everything Search.
What's the default for FuzzyCD in a new install? I don't recall using FuzzyCD different from 0, or using CDD /S (but I might have done so). For now, JPSTREE.IDX won't come back if I don't do either of those ... right?
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