I'm on a Windows 7 Home Premium box. I recently moved all my documents (files, pics, videos, music) to a new NAS drive to free up space on my C drive and provide a backup solution (it's a RAID 1 NAS).
Sadly, Windows 7 doesn't appear to support indexing of network drives so searches of my documents are now sloooowww.
There is a 4 year discussion on this issue here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... 0950368666
Enough people claim to have found a solution to give me hope but neither of the two primary fixes have worked for me.
The first is a windows patch that is supposed to add a network tab to the indexing options panel that allows the user to select a network folder. I ran the patch but there was no new tab in the panel. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... px?id=3383
The second is a work-around to create Libraries that point to a network resource. The theory (as I understand it) is that that once you've created a library, Windows will index it. I have used the suggested tool to create the libraries but Windows still does not seem inclined to take any notice of them.http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/fre ... oads?did=2
I'm stuck. I love my NAS drive but I hate slow searches. Can anyone help?