SEARCH / index help please ?


Q

Quagmire

Hi,
Cannot get SEARCH to errr, search ALL my PC.... I have one HDD partitioned
into 4.
One of the partitions is called "F:" and on there I have a couple of
folders with permissions set so as only I can access them.... but search
cannot !
If I open a file inside one of these protected folders, then it DOES appear
in SEARCH... so whats going on here then ?
Is there a solution to SEARCH everything ?

TIA
 
Ad

Advertisements

P

Parko

Hi,
Cannot get SEARCH to errr, search ALL my PC.... I have one HDD
partitioned into 4.
One of the partitions is called "F:" and on there I have a couple of
folders with permissions set so as only I can access them.... but search
cannot !
If I open a file inside one of these protected folders, then it DOES
appear in SEARCH... so whats going on here then ? Is there a solution
to SEARCH everything ?

TIA
Control Panel/ Search control panel: (type) indexing options > click
advanced
 
D

Dave-UK

Quagmire said:
Hi,
Cannot get SEARCH to errr, search ALL my PC.... I have one HDD partitioned
into 4.
One of the partitions is called "F:" and on there I have a couple of
folders with permissions set so as only I can access them.... but search
cannot !
If I open a file inside one of these protected folders, then it DOES appear
in SEARCH... so whats going on here then ?
Is there a solution to SEARCH everything ?

TIA
Can't help with Windows search, as I've given up on it ( and disabled
the indexing service).
To find all your files try Agent Ransack:
http://www.mythicsoft.com/page.aspx?type=agentransack&page=home
 
Z

Zaidy036

Hi,
Cannot get SEARCH to errr, search ALL my PC.... I have one HDD partitioned
into 4.
One of the partitions is called "F:" and on there I have a couple of
folders with permissions set so as only I can access them.... but search
cannot !
If I open a file inside one of these protected folders, then it DOES appear
in SEARCH... so whats going on here then ?
Is there a solution to SEARCH everything ?

TIA
Try the free "Everything" from http://www.voidtools.com/

Very fast and easy to use.
 
D

Dave-UK

Char Jackson said:
Another vote for Everything. I tried Agent Ransack and found it to be
a big step backwards from the standard Windows search tool, but
Everything works great.
It might work great for you but I like having the option
of searching for text within a file's contents.

From the Everything FAQ,
1.3 Does Everything search file contents?
No, "Everything" does not search file contents, only file and folder names.
http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php
 
Ad

Advertisements

C

Char Jackson

It might work great for you but I like having the option
of searching for text within a file's contents.

From the Everything FAQ,
1.3 Does Everything search file contents?
No, "Everything" does not search file contents, only file and folder names.
http://www.voidtools.com/faq.php
That's a great point, and if you need to be able to search within a
file then Everything is not for you. However, in my case, I think I've
wanted to search the contents of a file perhaps two times in the last
15 years, so it's obviously not something that's important to me.

Besides, you can certainly have more than one search agent available,
and for finding a file by name, you can't beat Everything.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

That's a great point, and if you need to be able to search within a
file then Everything is not for you. However, in my case, I think I've
wanted to search the contents of a file perhaps two times in the last
15 years, so it's obviously not something that's important to me.

Besides, you can certainly have more than one search agent available,
and for finding a file by name, you can't beat Everything.
The last time I tried to search for contents was Friday, i.e. three days
ago, which is when I finally noticed that everything won't search contents
-:)

I like Super Finder XT when I need to look inside files.

I don't like any of them very much, sadly.
 
C

Char Jackson

What I like about newsgroups is that once in a while you find gems
like this...

Thank you very much. I'll try Super Finer XT also, but "Everything"
is lightning fast!!!

OM
Agreed, Everything is quite a little gem. With 10 physical drives
attached to my main computer, (6 internal and 4 external), totaling
around 18 Terabytes of storage, there's no way I can remember where
everything is, so Everything really comes to the rescue.

I've been using it frequently since installing it, and the only
problem I had was that it 'forgot' about one of the drives at one
point, so I disabled and re-enabled USN logging on that drive, fixing
the issue for a few days. When the same drive again fell out of the
database a few days later, I followed the troubleshooting FAQ and
deleted the Everything database. The database was immediately rebuilt,
and everything has been fine for the last couple of weeks. That step
sounds drastic, but even with 10 drives nearly full, it rebuilds the
database in a minute or so. Pretty amazing tool.
 
Ad

Advertisements

N

Navin R. Johnson

Try the free "Everything" from http://www.voidtools.com/

Very fast and easy to use.
Thanx for the heads-up on 'Everything'. I was having all kinds of
trouble with Win7-64 search. Files that were right in front of my eyes
in the searched folder would not show up - even with wildcards. What a
POS!

NRJ
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top