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Windows 7: add a network drive to 'Libraries?'

21 Feb 2012   #1

Win 7 Professional 64-bit
add a network drive to 'Libraries?'

recently moved a 1 Tb drive off my main computer and set it up as USB external drive on my Linksys E4200 router.
I would like to add a folder on this drive to my 'pictures' library in Win 7. Messages tell me I cannot because it is not indexed. Context menu on the drive/folder dose not give option to index nor does the Windows Search allow me to add the networked drive as a location to be searched.
Is there a workaround that can make the off-line drive searchable from my Win 7 machine?

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21 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello GranPaSmurf,

You might see if you may be able to include a network folder using either method in the tutorial below.

Libraries - Include a Network Folder

Hope this helps,
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