Nmindexingservice.exe is an executable file that belongs to Nero AG’s Nero Scout software. This background service comes bundled with Nero 7 and 8.? Nmindexingservice.exe is a database application Nero media indexing service that manages your digital media. Instead of using different databases to index metadata and file locations, Nero uses the built in indexing service to keep track of them all. Nmindexingservice.exe also allows you to browse your media files through Windows Explorer or almost any application. The Nero indexing service enables you to do away with extraneous databases for media management.
By default, the NMIndexingService.exe is located in a subfolder within the C:\Program Files\Common Files folder. The most common size of the file on Windows XP is 271,920 bytes . You may also find it in 266,240 , 382,248 , 529,704 , 279,848 , 262,144 , 447,784 , 537,896 , 275,752, and 267,824 bytes sizes.
The most common issue with nmindexingservice.exe is that the process is known to use up a large amount of CPU resources. At times, nmindexingservice.exe may also consume up to 35 MB of RAM when running. What’s more, if there are some problems, an additional service, nmindexstoresvr.exe is also launched to help in the processing. Having both nmindexingservice.exe and nmindexstoresvr.exe running at the same time can consume up to 120MB of RAM. This results in resource hogging and thus becomes the main reason that drivers users to disable the process in order to conserve system resources.
Another reason due to which you may want to disable Nero is when the process interferes with the creation of CDs and DVDs. This may occur even if these are on Nero’s Backup Service as well as Outlook Express. Sometimes, Outlook Express is affected because some Outlook Express files are locked open.
The following are some of the methods that you can use to disable the nmindexingservice.exe service:
Method 1: Disable Nero Scout from Start Menu
- Open the Start menu and navigate to Nero Toolkit menu.
- Start Nero Scout.
- Clear the Enable Nero Scout checkbox.
- Clear the Integrate Nero Scout in Windows Explorer checkbox.
These will stop Nero Scout from indexing files.
Method 2: Disable Nero Scout from System Tray
- Navigate on the Nero icon in the system tray.
- Select Options.
- Clear the Enable Nero Scout checkbox.
- Reboot your system.
- After reboot, open the Services management console window by running the Services.msc command at Start > Run.
Here, ensure that the Startup type of the Nero Scout service is set to Manual. If not, then change the setting to Manual.
Method 3: Disable Nero Scout from the Services management console window
Since this is a service, you can disable it from Services management console. For this, perform the steps listed below:
- Open Start menu, select Run, type services.msc and then press Enter.
- In the Services window, scroll down the list until you find nmindexingservice.exe and other Nero services.
- Right click on each one-by-one and select Properties.
- Disable the selected service.
- After you have disabled all Nero related services, restart your PC.
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