Every time I search in Windows 8 in Windows Explorer it takes forever and it never offers to index my HDDs. I have 6 drives and a SSD and this was never the case on Windows 7. One example is that I was looking for a file with the beginning Revo and I searched under "My Computer". It searched for a long time and didn't find it. I went to the drive where I knew it to be and searched again for "Revo" and it came right up. Leading me to believe that this is either not being searched or it's so slow.
How can I get my drives indexed and how can I know if they are being searched?
Go into Control Panel and click Indexing Options. Click Modify and tick the boxes next to the drives you want to have indexed. Once that is done, click Advanced on the main Indexing Options window and under the Troubleshooting section, click Rebuild. This will force the system to re-index everything that you have selected in the Modify screen.