Looking for advice on the best indexing method

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Scuttlebutt95
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Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by Scuttlebutt95 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:59 pm

I love Everything - I tell everyone about what a great time saver it is. That being said, I started having problems with my searches recently. Files & folders that I knew existing and were located on my folder list were not showing up in search. I always felt that I wasn't using the indexing options in the best way so I decided to take the opportunity to start from scratch. I am here looking for suggestions on how I should set it up for the fastest searches possible.

My setup:
Version 1.4.1.895 (x64), Windows 10 Enterprise.
2 local drives (C & D) and several mapped network drives that are very large and I need to search frequently.
One of these drives is read-only access . I have attached a screen shot of it's properties:
Rdriveprop.PNG
I've searched around on my own, but most of what I find goes over my head. I won't be offended if you talk to me like I am a 5 year old. :D
Thanks in advance!
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horst.epp
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Re: Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by horst.epp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:24 pm

The answer is simple.
Use NTFS indexing for the local drives
and Folder indexing for the mapped network drives.

NotNull
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Re: Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by NotNull » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:07 pm

... and also: disable Run as administrator and enable Everything service (Menu:Tools > Options > General)

Scuttlebutt95
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Re: Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by Scuttlebutt95 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:03 pm

That is what I had been doing - so I'm proud of myself. ;) I wasn't sure if there was any reason/way to use the ETP functionality. I have two more stupid questions to ask.
1- Are subfolders included in folder indexing?
2- Is there any advantage to specifying a database under Tools > Options > Indexes?

NotNull
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Re: Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by NotNull » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:51 pm

Scuttlebutt95 wrote:I have two more stupid questions to ask.
Those are not stupid questions, but GOOD questions!
1. Yes
2. No, not in your case

(I can make a long story out of it, but that would be a waste of time for both of us :))

Scuttlebutt95
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Re: Looking for advice on the best indexing method

Post by Scuttlebutt95 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:08 pm

Thank you! :D

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