When you work with Sitecore, there maybe times when you need to update your search indexes. The search indexes are the files that are queries when website visitors do things like perform a website search, or, query for content within Sitecore itself.
In the back-end, Sitecore works the Lucene search provider. Lucene is well established and is used world-wide. When working with a Lucene search index, Lucene creates a physical file on your hard drive for its indexes. Its these physically index files that Lucene uses to perform searches etc.. so if your Lucene index breaks, your search won't contain the latest files. If you find your search is missing certain information, then you may need to re-build your index.
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