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Windows 7: Can't add folder on network share to library

30 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta build 7000
 
 
Can't add folder on network share to library

Hi,

How can I add a folder on a network share to my library? I get an error saying that the network share needs to be indexed. But I can't find a way to turn this on.

I'm on a domain, and I have my home drive (H, and I want the folder inside called Documents added to my library (and then set as default save location).

Thanks,

Jessica


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30 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi jessicah and welcome,

Here is a tutorial on how to use the indexing. It's the same for 7 as well as Vista pretty much.
Indexing Options - Vista Forums
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30 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta build 7000
 
 

So the answer is no? I've used those options, and it doesn't have my network drive listed as a possible location even after clicking the show all locations button.

Which then makes the libraries feature damn useless in my work environment.
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30 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hello jessicah,

one way that may work, not tried yet so not sure.

If you create a shortcut to the remote folder and set it that the contents be available off-line, there is an option in the indexing options to index off-line files.

just an idea
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31 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta (64 bit) Build 7000 || Vista Ultimate in VPC 2007 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessicah View Post
So the answer is no? I've used those options, and it doesn't have my network drive listed as a possible location even after clicking the show all locations button.

Which then makes the libraries feature damn useless in my work environment.
I assume all your sharing is turned on of course... I mapped my network locations. Have you done this?

I am doing this using my music folder, which is on a networked drive... and works flawlessly...

Let us know if you have done this and are still getting that error
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31 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta build 7000
 
 

I have mapped the network shares. When I try add the share using the mapped drive from the Add Folder dialog for include in library, it says that it can't be added because it's not indexed.

So I go to the indexing options, to try make it index my mapped drive, and there's no option. Do I need to use a UNC path instead? The Windows 7 Help was next to useless.

Also to note is that my network location is Domain. Not Home, Work, or Public.
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01 Feb 2009   #7

Dual boot (Vista x64 / Windows 7 x64)
 
 

I am stumped on this issue too - gonna try installing Windows Search 4 on the host server (I read somewhere else that this worked for a few users, though not all).
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01 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Beta (64 bit) Build 7000 || Vista Ultimate in VPC 2007 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessicah View Post
I have mapped the network shares. When I try add the share using the mapped drive from the Add Folder dialog for include in library, it says that it can't be added because it's not indexed.

So I go to the indexing options, to try make it index my mapped drive, and there's no option. Do I need to use a UNC path instead? The Windows 7 Help was next to useless.

Also to note is that my network location is Domain. Not Home, Work, or Public.
Well, I have alot of questions about this senario... to start. Are you the adminstrator of your domain, or are your privideges limited? This could potentially be the issue if not.

Is this a home or work environment? I assume work since you are using a domain...? But you mention a H drive for home? If home, I have to ask why go through all the trouble of a domain? I guess you have valid reasons...

Could you index those folders from a previous install of Vista?

I assume you had your documents location pointed to that H folder on a previous vista install?

If you are the administrator, can you change the network type to home and see if it allows you to index? This could at least narrow down the problem to the domain if so...

Lots of questions...
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03 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

I have the same issue in a non-domain environment, the domain isn't the issue. I have Windows Server 2003 on my network server with multiple shared folders that I have full read-write-admin access to. I'm unable to add them to Libraries due to them being "non-indexed".

I've tried mapping the shares to drives and adding them that way, still no go. On Server 2003, the indexing service is enabled and has the shared folders set the have their own indexes and also the standard "whole-drive" index.

I can map the drives and access them fine with mapped drive letters or with UNC paths. I even have one of the UNC paths set in iTunes as the music library folder and iTunes has no trouble moving files around or changing tags, so it's not a write-access issue.

Is Server 2003 even capable of generating the type of indexes Seven is looking for?
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05 Feb 2009   #10

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

first i'd like to know if this is x86 or x64 ?

are drives NTFS/FAT32... i assume NTFS

Other than setting up the sharing on the computer with the shared drive in question, and both are pc's are on the same home network, and running win 7.... I have failed to recreate your problem. Success here everytime.

To add to library just pull up library in explorer add library. Go to properties and then "include a folder", navigate to folder, apply and voila. is this where you are having the index error problem?

also was able to map network drive..... all of this done without ever enabling the index...

some more detailed info would help some... like installed apps, firewalls ect... only thing i can think of other than some other customization that could have given you some problem
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