Network Drive

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Sherlock
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Network Drive

Post by Sherlock » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:16 pm

I cannot get Everything to search my Network drive. I go to Options->Indexes->NTFS and I see my hard drives but not the Network drive, nor a way to add the drive. The network drive is a 1TB Passport connected to the router via USB. I did not installit and not sure how it works (it works fine and can be accessed by the three computers connected to the router). I am new at this so be gentle ;)
Thanks.

NotNull
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Re: Network Drive

Post by NotNull » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:35 pm

For non-NTFS disks and network folders you can use Folder indexing

If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask them here (a lot of friendly and knowledgeable people here to help you).

Sherlock
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Re: Network Drive

Post by Sherlock » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Thanks NotNull. My network drive is a NTFS drive. It seems like it should appear in the list, but it doesn't.

NotNull
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Re: Network Drive

Post by NotNull » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:54 pm

Ah, I wasn't completely clear. Sorry.

Next attempt: :)
NTFS indexing is only for local NTFS disks. That means: the harddsiks inside your PC/laptop as well as those NTFS disks that are (USB) connected to your PC/laptop.

That is because Everything reads a hidden part of the NTFS disk to build it's index.
Building the index this way is *very* fast.
This hidden part is not accessible over the network.
In that case you should use folder indexing.

Non-NTFS disks do not have this 'hidden part' and should also use folder indexing.

Sherlock
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Re: Network Drive

Post by Sherlock » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:05 pm

Excellent. It works.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Sherlock

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