Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Search through USB storage device without knowing the partition letter


21 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Search through USB storage device without knowing the partition letter

The title might be a bit weird, but i wasn't sure how to phrase it. I'll try and describe our problem:

Basically what we want to do is to use the windows 7 search function, without knowing what letter our USB device has been given (i.e. D:, F: etc). Say I've named my storage device "Hello", now i'd like to search for "Hello" and the content should be popping up (like when i write D: and i see all the content in D: without going there manually). Is this possible, or are we simply wasting our time?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Jan 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Brushan hello and welcome now just to get my mind round this just where are you typing / writing D:?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you

I'm using the search function in windows, when you press the windows button and the start menu pop's up, there's a field that says "Search programs and files". That's where I'm curious whether it's possible to search through the storage device without knowing the actual partition letter, or is that the only way to see the content?

If my description is confusing I could add a few screenshots tomorrow explaining it a bit better. It's kind of a major part of my thesis, so I'm crossing my fingers there's a solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 Jan 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Sorry late reply Brusham been sick - Mate I can type anything in my search box fro docs to pics and even desktop folders / snipped pictures and they load in an instant. The only things I cannot load are drives as such.

If I type in Computer it does list all the drives from the two options I get. For what you would like to do I think that is the only probable option. I tried this by renaming an old drive and it just pops up with the rest of the drives, Now if that Hello is a folder within C: drive somewhere you would have to
dig down to it.

Something like type computer and then click on the drive and open that out to the folder/s you you want. There does not look like a straight forward way of doing it from Windows.

Having said that I think there is an app called Folder Finder but it just searches for empty folders but worth a try it might just list the folder you want Folder finder Free Download or the one below it might work
http://folder.brothersoft.com/folder-finder.html

Another article I found was this

Make Windows Search a Million Times More Useful with These Simple Tweaks

Hope this is of some help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Search through USB storage device without knowing the partition letter




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Search through USB storage device without knowing the partition letter
Thread Forum
USB Mass Storage Device/Unknown Device Hardware & Devices
How to reformat a 4 partition disk to create 1 partition for storage Hardware & Devices
Set a Drive Letter for Bluetooth OBEX FTP device? Hardware & Devices
Solved Windows lost partition letter and don't recognize format partition BSOD Help and Support
Solved RAID 5 switched from single storage to raid 5, lost drive letter General Discussion
Want to Assign a drive letter to a partitioned device but the letter i General Discussion
assign device letter. Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33