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How to quickly select multiple volumes to search

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:56 am
by koolestani
Lets say I have 8 volumes in total, 2 internal and 6 network shares
I have these network shares indexed.
What I really need in this case to get meaningful results is to be able to narrow down the volumes from which search results will be displayed.

There are two ways I can use to search:
  • Start Everything executable from a shortcut, which will begin the search across ALL 8 volumes (if i don't have a Home search set or Use Last Value enabled).
  • Start Everything from the context menu of a particular volume to narrow down the search to that ONE volume.
The problem is, a lot of times I need to quickly include multiple volumes for the search. Basically; limiting the search to a mixed bag of volumes proves to be inconvenient. It's either Search ALL or ONE; as far I have been able to explore the options.

I'd be remiss If I didn't tell you that I have not mapped any of the network shares to some drive letter; and have been using their UNC paths for indexing and searching. Which is why if I need to search volume 3, 4 and 7, I need to TYPE manually:

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"\\serverIP\volume3"|"\\serverIP\volume4"|"\\serverIP\volume7" 
I have tried using filters, which sure is a neat way to quickly switch between the different network shares to be searched. But it still doesn't provide any way to multi select the volumes to be searched.

A check box type implementation to select the volumes to be searched comes to mind as a remedy, but i'm no software developer, so at best this is a suggestion.

Thanks in advance!

Re: How to quickly select multiple volumes to search

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:12 am
by void
A list of all your indexes with checkboxes is on my TODO list.

Thanks for the suggestion.

For now, as you have found, you'll need to use the OR operator (|) to separate a list of volumes.

Re: How to quickly select multiple volumes to search

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:35 am
by koolestani
Thank you for the quick response. Its good to hear that. Any tentative month or quarter for such an update?
Also is there a way to quickly restrict the search to just the local volumes OR just the network shares, I know a list of all indexes with checkbox can once again solve this issue. I'd like to think of these two options as presets available to choose from in the future.