Resolve Nmindexstoresvr.exe Error

Nmindexstoresvr.exe is the Nero Media Index Store Server process. This process is a part of the Nero Scout utility that comes bundled with Nero 7 and later versions.

The main job of this process is to catalog all media files, such as mp3, videos, and photos files present on your PC for easy referencing.

This process scans your computer for media files, arranges them in a sequential manner, and adds them to its own interval database providing Nero programs, such as Wave Editor, PhotoSnap and Burning ROM quick access to them.

Nmindexstoresvr.exe – File Information

The nmindexstoresvr.exe process runs as a background service and its default location is within \Program Files\Common Files.

Generally, the file is found in 884,736 bytes size. You may also find it in 1,208,320, 1,688,872, 1,828,136, 1,209,904, 905,216, 880,640, 1,213,736, 1,840,424, and 1,422,632, 1,410,344, bytes sizes.

Nnmindexstoresvr.exe Error

When you start Nero you may receive an nmindexstoresvr.exe error message similar to the one listed below:

"NMIndexStoreSvr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close."

Possible Solution

To fix the above error, you will need to disable Nero Scout. Nero Scout is basically a non-essential utility and disabling it does not have any ill-effect on the functionality of Nero software.

Steps to disable Nero Scout in Nero 7

  1. Locate the Nero Scout icon in the system tray and right-click on it.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Clear the Enable Nero Scout checkbox.
  4. Restart your computer.

If the nmindexstoresvr.exe error still persists, do the following:

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.
  3. At command prompt, type the command below and press Enter.
  4. regsvr32 /u "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll"

  5. Type exit and press Enter to close command prompt.
  6. Restart your computer

Disable Nero Scout in Nero 8

Disabling Nero Scout in Nero 8 is comparatively easier than it was in Nero 7. All you need to do is to disable Nero Scout via its own interface.

  1. Right-click the Nero Scout icon in the system tray, and click Options.
  2. Clear Enable Nero Scout.
  3. Reboot your computer.

Nmindexstoresvr.exe High CPU Usage Issue

A known issue with the nmindexstoresvr.exe process is its high CPU and memory consumption. The process is known to consume memory resources up to 120 MB and CPU resources up to 85%-100%.

To resolve this issue, disable Nero Scout. Depending on the Nero version, you can perform the steps listed in the previous section of this article to disable Nero Scout.