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I searched the Q&A for this and couldn't find this specific issue. The closest I found was related to changing the stored location of index data, which only covers part of the issue.

Background:
I have a hard drive "H" that I suspected was failing. I used this "H" drive to store all of my files. In order to not lose all of the data, I was able to copy all of the files to a new hard drive "D" (luckily). Now "D" is where I will keep all of my files.

I am trying to avoid having to re-index about 70 indexes if possible as it would take a very, very long time.

I need to go from PAST to CURRENT as described below without having to re-index.

PAST
Stored Indexes and locations
These are three examples of indexes and the old locations I have stored on "H"
1) H:\AR\StoredIndex1
2) H:\AR\StoredIndex2
3) H:\AR\StoredIndex3

Index Location (Old Location of Files indexed for searching)
These are examples of the associated Index Locations of the files that were indexed in the three stored locations listed above.

1) H:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonA
2) H:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonB;H:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonC
3) H:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonD

CURRENT
Stored Indexes and locations
These are three examples of indexes and the new locations I have copied to "D"
1) D:\AR\StoredIndex1
2) D:\AR\StoredIndex2
3) D:\AR\StoredIndex3

Index Location (New location of files indexed for future searching)
These are examples of the associated Index Locations of the files that are indexed in the three stored locations listed above.

1) D:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonA
2) D:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonB;D:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonC
3) D:\IndexFilesInThisLocatonD

Can you please provide the steps to go from PAST to CURRENT shown above without having to re-index?

I tried to use the "Reference an existing index or group", but this appears to keep the index data from "H" but since I updated the "Specific Location" to "D", it also creates index data from "D". So, now the CURRENT index will have both the "H" index data and the "D" index data, which are exactly the same.

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As you describe you can move the index store by copying the index store folder and then 'Add reference to existing index' to re-add the index.

However, you can't re-assign the location of indexed files. This is functionality that will be added to the next major release but it won't be out this year.

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Related to this question:  When setting up an index, is there a way to change the default "store index" location other than "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mythicsoft\AgentRansack\Index\NewIndex"?  Also, Is there a way to make index-setting templates?  I have 3 or 4 standard settings for the indexes I make which takes a lot of clicking around for a lot of indexes.  This would save me a lot of time and also help with consistency as sometimes I miss checking some of the boxes.  Also, could you fit the advanced setting in with the other settings to avoid having another window to open during the setup?  Thanks again!!!  Great Product!!!
The latest version (Build 3367) has a 'Default index folder' in the Folder Settings. I'll add your request for Index Templates to our Issue Tracker.
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