This is my final statement to your topic in this thread, because it is wandering away from the intention of the thread, which is to inform people of builtin windows-features that allow to overcome some MP3Tag disadvantages that are a result of the concept of this software:
There is no fast search for file content if there is no indexing or keeping everything in RAM.
To enable a fast search, which may be important for some tasks, it is therefore necessary to use indexing.
It can not be a solution to waste a lot of time for searching because someone fears that his OS needs some time in the background for indexing. Even if there would be a noticable slow down (which is not the case), the benefit of a fast search would be much much greater than any slow down during times when the user does not need full speed of the PC could occur.
Your conclusions in this thread tell me that you never used the AQS in the way it is described in this thread, otherwise you could not come to your conclusions.
Indexing in Windows is configurable in details to achieve the maximum for the personal needs.
So it would even be possible to just include only the folders with music-files for instance.
And naturally you have to include the folders in indexing where you want to use AQS, because otherwise it will be as slow as loading all files to MP3Tag.
The circumstance that you mention in another thread, that you start MP3Tag with every start of your computer loading all your music files , shows
- that you don’t care about a possible slow down of your PC at all, and
- that you have a music library with less than about 50.000 files.
This thread is about AQS and its advantage of fast filtering and searching with builtin windows-features to overcome the natural disadvantages of MP3Tag as a 32 bit Windows-Software (limited use of builtin RAM) and no indexing or database feature.
Because of the limited use of RAM it maybe necessary to filter the files before loading them in MP3Tag and because of the enormal time it takes MP3Tag to load a large music-library it is desirable to sometimes filter before and loadi only parts of the music library.