It is useful to quickly locate the SharePoint 2013 search index on a farm.
For example, it’s useful to exclude it from AntiVirus scans.
This can also be useful for checking security, disk usage, or for relocating the index.
This set of commands will give you details on the search topology:
$ssa = Get-SPServiceApplication –Name “Search Service Application” $active = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -SearchApplication $ssa -Active Get-SPEnterpriseSearchComponent -SearchTopology $active
To simply locate the search index on the file system, use these commands:
$ssi = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance $ssi.Components