I just downloaded and installed 1.2.996 (the non-OCR version). As usual, I clicked on “reindex” so I could find out if you have fixed the problem I reported regarding hyperlinks in Word documents (the search text adds underscores for Word docs, unlike the behavior for PDF files). I have a custom drive and folder for the index files. I checked and the index files were not deleted after clicking on reindex. I checked and my custom index file location was still configured. So there is a bug.
Thank you for the work you are doing on this software.