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 Post subject: Windows 7 Indexing of NAS
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:29 pm 
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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?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Indexing of NAS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Did you try any of these? http://social.technet.microsoft.com/For ... networking


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Indexing of NAS
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:18 am 
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Yes. There is a lot of misinformation and non-relevant suggestions. Nothing proposed there helped for what I'm trying to accomplish. But thanks for checking.


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