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Windows 7: Newly added HDD not searchable

04 Nov 2011   #11
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

sygnus21,

Hopefully you noticed my latest post where I mentioned that AFTER following zigzags advice I was still unable to search the contents of my new HDD "A" drive.

It seems to me that Microsoft has put up a lot of barriers to keep people out of my PC but there are so many and they are so varied that I am utterly lost. Is there not one way to make my PC accessible to everybody and then work the other way? Everything is on lockdown and I am having great difficulty getting anywhere. I have a new network device, a WD TV and have been unable to share anything with it. I have looked for solutions to this and havent found the right one. It has been suggested that I'm, for lack of a better term, not too bright, but when I Google "trouble connecting to WD TV with W7" there are over 2 million hits. Apparently there are others having problems.

Anyways, back to the new HDD, still not searchable.



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04 Nov 2011   #12
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sygnus,
I followed your link about indexing and I've been there done that. "A" drive is checked as well as every folder in "A" drive but still not searchable. I did see one of the last things mentioned in your little tutorial "Even of you uncheck and re-check your system drive C: in an attempt to have it fully indexed, the following folders will always be excluded: C:\programdata\
As I mentioned in my earlier post "I go to index options/advanced options/index location/current location and it indicates C:\ProgramData\Microsoft"
Why would my new "A" drive show its current location as C:\ProgramData\Microsoft?
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04 Nov 2011   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocks911 View Post
I did see one of the last things mentioned in your little tutorial "Even of you uncheck and re-check your system drive C: in an attempt to have it fully indexed, the following folders will always be excluded: C:\programdata\
First things first - that isn't my "little tutorial" - I didn't write it. And I'm sure (hope) you didn't mean any harm with that term but some may find it a little offensive, especially since it takes more than a little work to put a tutorial together. Just something to think about.

Anyway you might post your questions about the tutorial and what is written there. I'm not an expert on Indexing so you'd be better served asking your questions in that post.

At any rate did you look under Modifying Search Locations? It talks about adding drives/files to the index.

Quote:
Modifying Search Locations

The easiest way of adding a folder, and all associated subfolders, to the index is to add it to a Library. Sometimes, however, you want to add a drive or folder to the index, but don't want to include it in a library.
Good luck.
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04 Nov 2011   #14
rocks911

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Nevermind
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