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Re: Imported a lot of files, now indexing is taking forever


Hi Jon,

Based on my benchmarks [1] this should run within minutes. But not sure
what version of zim you are using and what platform, if it is an older
version, the benchmark might not be valid.

To troubleshoot best way is to run "zim -V --index path/to/notebook" from a
terminal, it will give some insight in what is going on and hopefully show
some errors that give a hint to what is wrong.

Hope this helps,



On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 7:58 PM jon <jomara@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> Loving Zim but got a problem -
> I just updated to the latest Zim version (on PC), and followed the help
> instructions to process a bunch of text files to be valid for Zim to read,
> and restarted Zim - immediately it started reindexing, but doesn't seem to
> end.
> I terminated Zim after an hour and restarted, and the processor (fan) is
> grinding on again with the indexer window open - the progress bar gets
> stuck then seems to show activity, but no idea how much progress has been
> made.
> I have 7k files and about 30mb (almost all text).
> Any advice how to overcome this, or how long to wait? e.g. if some of the
> files are invalid (e.g. title characters illegal) would that just get
> skipped or cause a bigger problem?
> Also it's possible that some files now have two headers due to batch
> processing the conversion in np++, is this likely to be a problem?
> Thanks,
> Jon
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