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Windows 7: How to search multiple hard drives?

18 Jan 2016   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But going back to what I originally said, all your drives should be organized, if you download something or create a file, copy and paste it or place it where you want it and make sure it goes there, and don`t delete it from C til you are quite satisfied and confident you know where you put it.


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18 Jan 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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I just typed the word Avatar in my search bar, it showes the avatar folder I have in My Pictures, it showed the Avatar folder I have on my Software drive and it showed the movie Avatar I have on one of my movie drives, so the problem is not with windows search.
That only works if you have indexing on for those drives. Clicking on the computer icon has no effect for me.

Edit: but clicking 'custom' does.... wow that is 100% what I was looking for. That allows me to click each HDD.
But you should not have to click on each drive, the new search will search every drive in your system automatically.
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18 Jan 2016   #13
Azzain34

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Have you tried just indexing those drives?
Id rather not. I had multiple bad index databases in the past and I keep having to re-index. I also got some drives that are encrypted, some are on the NAS, some are portable HDD not always connected while some are flash drives. I just find it easier not to index.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
But going back to what I originally said, all your drives should be organized, if you download something or create a file, copy and paste it or place it where you want it and make sure it goes there, and don`t delete it from C til you are quite satisfied and confident you know where you put it.
Mistakes happen, the way you are talking almost sounds like you want search removed because nobody could ever make a mistake :P I also have a lot of files, much more than you, so its easier to make a mistake.

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I just typed the word Avatar in my search bar, it showes the avatar folder I have in My Pictures, it showed the Avatar folder I have on my Software drive and it showed the movie Avatar I have on one of my movie drives, so the problem is not with windows search.
That only works if you have indexing on for those drives. Clicking on the computer icon has no effect for me.

Edit: but clicking 'custom' does.... wow that is 100% what I was looking for. That allows me to click each HDD.
But you should not have to click on each drive, the new search will search every drive in your system automatically.
That wont work unless its indexed. MS probably designed it this way to give 'quicker' searches thinking that anything not indexed did not 'deserve' to be searched.
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18 Jan 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I seriously doubt you have more files, movies, software, documents, pictures, videos, then me, I seriously doubt that.

I never said anything about removing search, I just don`t use it, because I know where and what I keep on my PC.

But you keep your PC how you want and enjoy that search bar
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