It is time for a small hint – maybe you now it already. There is a simple way to accelerate your search in Ableton. Just go to preferences/file folder and disable automatic rescan on each search.
Please remember to update your index every time, when you add something to your disk.
There is no need to change the preferences in that case, just open the context menu on a search item and select automatic rescan on each search. Don’t forget to disable this after the scan.
Up to the next time.