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Windows 7: How do you search on shared drive?

21 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
How do you search on shared drive?

In a small office (about 50 staff members) we have a shared drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. The file server is virtual machine on Hyper-V. The shared drive is mapped to every users account. And the data on that drive gets more and more. And now my goal is to organize a search on that drive. So how can I do that? Will Google Desktop installed in every userís computer solve the problem? Or is there any other (better) ways to search on shared drive?

Thank you, in advance.

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22 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit


I use these command lines, they should work in all OS/es including Servers. It will create a dump file in your Notepad, I'd use the search tool to find the file easily.
net use > shared_drives.txt
net use > mapped_drives.txt

Is this what you wanted to accomplish?
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22 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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