CIShutdown function

Shuts down the content indexer and closes all open catalogs.

Note  This function is not supported as of Windows 8.


void CIShutdown(



This function has no parameters.

Return Value

This function does not return a value.


This function does not have an associated header or library file. To use this function, call LoadLibrary with the DLL name (Query.dll) to obtain a module handle, and then call GetProcAddress with that module handle and an architecture-specific function name to get the address of this function. Specify the function name as "?CIShutdown@@YGXXZ" for x86 architecture, or as "?CIShutdown@@YAXXZ" for x64 architecture.


Windows version Windows XP [desktop apps only] Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header ntquery.h
DLL Query.dll (version 5.1 or later)