Windows 8 Index
I have an external drive I use from time to time with various types of files. I thought it would be interesting to see how Windows indexing would handle files and information on the external drive, so I checked its checkbox in the indexing options and let it index the drive. Sometime later, I noticed my system disk space was dropping precipitously. I looked at the disk space use and found the windows.edb database file had grown to more than 100GB. After I unchecked the external drive in the indexing option and had Windows rebuild the index from scratch, my disk space was back to normal.