Include home network drives?

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Markg2
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Include home network drives?

Post by Markg2 » Tue May 05, 2020 1:08 pm

Without mapping, is there another way to search (like a switch--include network drives yes/no) home network drives?

I know I can use Advanced and Browse the network and specify a particular machine and location. I'm just curious if there is a way I'm missing (assuming you're not in a rush<g>) to toggle include yes/no the network of 4 other machines?

Mark

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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by void » Wed May 06, 2020 2:39 am

I recommend adding your network drives as folder indexes and using filters to limit your search results:

To add your network drives to your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Folders tab.
  • Click Add....
  • Select your network share and click OK.
  • Click OK.
If you are unable to see your mapped network drives, please try running Everything as a standard user:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Check Everything service.
  • Uncheck Run as administrator.
  • Click OK.
  • Exit Everything (right click the Everything tray icon and click Exit).
  • Restart Everything.
To add a network drives filter:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Network drives
  • Change the Search to: \\server\share1 | \\server\share2 | \\server\share3 | \\server\share4
    -or, if you are using mapped network drives:
  • Change the search to: e: | f: | g: | h:
    -where \\server\share1 and e: are the network shares/drives
    -use a | to separate network shares/drives.
  • Click OK.
To add a local only filter:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: Local only
  • Change the Search to: !<\\server\share1 | \\server\share2 | \\server\share3 | \\server\share4>
    -or, if you are using mapped network drives:
  • Change the search to: !<e: | f: | g: | h:>
    -where \\server\share1 and e: are the network shares/drives
    -use a | to separate network shares/drives.
    -wrap the entire search with !< > -this will find everything except these network drives/shares.
  • Click OK.
Filters can be activated from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter macro or filter keyboard shortcut.

Markg2
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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by Markg2 » Wed May 06, 2020 1:17 pm

Hey, I really appreciate you taking the time and providing a workable solution.

Mark

Markg2
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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by Markg2 » Sat May 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Thanks again, Everything is now searching the network drives.

Under Search, click Network Drives and search is limited to same. Don't click and the search is local and network.

Why not a Local Drives option under Search that delimits the network drives?

I'm thinking that the answer to that question is your instruction 'To add a local drive only filter'? But wanted to be sure before I did the work. Will doing the preceding result in an added Search menu option of network only?

Mark

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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by NotNull » Sat May 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Markg2 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Will doing the preceding result in an added Search menu option of network local files only?
Yes.

If all your local drives are NTFS formatted ( = shown under Menu:Tools > Options > Indexes > NTFS ), there is a shortcut:
To show only network folders: search for
fsi:

To show only local folders: search for
!fsi:


Markg2 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:48 pm
before I did the work.
What work?

Markg2
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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by Markg2 » Sat May 16, 2020 7:30 pm

Poor choice of adjective. Try.. 'changed parameters'.

NotNull
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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by NotNull » Sun May 17, 2020 9:24 am

Quick Tip:
You can also try your filter by entering the search command in Everything's search bar.
If all is OK, go to Menu:Search > Organize Filters and press the New button.

The query you entered on the search bar is now already filled in in the Search: field.

Markg2
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Re: Include home network drives?

Post by Markg2 » Sun May 17, 2020 3:40 pm

Handy indeed. Thanks.

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