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Windows 7: I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer

30 Jan 2011   #1
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 
I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer

I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer. Currently the index is on. The option isn't available in the index options (drive or network pc doesn't show in list) but I can search mp3s in My Music Library - but similar to Golden, results only display as date modified: Album, Track, Year etc etc are greyed out.

Question: Can I hard link the 80Gb of mps onto my C drive and have "arrange by" options?
(On the help file it says right click -> make available ofline, but I guess this is only for pofessional or +)


Regards
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30 Jan 2011   #2
Jacee
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I haven't tried it but what happens if you go to Computer, click C: drive, then open Program files, open Windows Media Player, then select the files you want to download to your USB drive. (click on this icon in the media player folder)


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03 Feb 2011   #3
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 
Solved: I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer

Hmmm, thanks Jacee, I'll switch to using Media Player as my "search engine", now that I have the usb drive included in the library. Not perfect but it'll do.
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