how to add the E drive to the list of folders being indexed

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BigDan
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how to add the E drive to the list of folders being indexed

Post by BigDan » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 am

Apparently my E drive isn't in the list of things being indexed, just C and H drives. I went to Tools/Options/Indexes/NTFS and saw C, H, and Q there - not sure what the Q is. But is this the list of everything being indexed?
Then went to Indexes/Folders and over there I see E: - but although it's mentioned there it doesnt seem to be getting indexed. Also why is there a diff b/w NTFS and Folders?

Anyway I cant figure out how to add anything to NTFS. Please advise :)

NotNull
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Re: how to add the E drive to the list of folders being indexed

Post by NotNull » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:09 am

BigDan wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 am
not sure what the Q is.
Most likely an external disk you connected to this computer at some point in time.
Type
Q:
in the Everything search bar to see it's content. Maybe you recognize some files.
BigDan wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 am
Also why is there a diff b/w NTFS and Folders?
Everything has to use a different scanning mechanism for NTFS- and non-NTFS filesystems, due to the way these filesystems are organized.

BigDan wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 am
Anyway I cant figure out how to add anything to NTFS. Please advise :)
Is E:\ a network folder? If you start CMD.exe and enter this command:

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dir e:\ /a /b
Are there any files shown?

Are you running Everything as administrator?
In that case:
  • Enable Everything Service
  • Disable Run as administrator
Both can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > General

BigDan
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Re: how to add the E drive to the list of folders being indexed

Post by BigDan » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:50 pm

E:\ is an external drive. When I ran that dos command yes there were plenty of results.

I did the next two things, enabling everything service and run as admin. But how do I add E:\ to the NTFS drives?

therube
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Re: how to add the E drive to the list of folders being indexed

Post by therube » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:42 pm

If E: is not a NTFS formatted drive, you'll need to add it as a Folder index.

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