8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

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Ralf
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8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

Post by Ralf » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:51 pm

Hello together,

I face the problem that my new 8 TByte USB harddisk is not indexed. "USN Journal protocol" is greyed out for only that drive.

And how do I unremove a hard disk in "settings"?

(I removed N: from everything ntfs hdd list when I had to unplug the 4 Tbyte N: and plugged in the 8 Tbyte that got same letter N: from Windows. Because new 8 TB N: got not indexed and I thought if old N: is removed, then new N: will be indexed.
But not. Then I changed 8 TB from N: to Q: using windows. But Q: is still not indexed.)

What information is necessary to get help?
My everything.ini is here http://txt.do/5eves

Thank you, kind regards,
Ralf

void
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Re: 8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

Post by void » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:23 am

Everything can handle multiple volumes using the same N: drive letter.

Please plug in your new 8TB drive.
From a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd) please run:
fsutil fsinfo volumeinfo n:
Where n: is your new 8TB drive.
What is displayed in the command prompt?

Ralf
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Re: 8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

Post by Ralf » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:17 pm

Good hint. Supplier has formatted it with FAT32.

I emptied the drive and formatted it with NTFS. It is better than FAT32. Now it is indexed by Everything. I am happy about that easy solution. Thank you.

Question: is FAT32 (may be used by old drives) not supported by everything? When I know that, old drives have to be backuped, reformatted with NTFS and can then be filled again with the backup data.

Thank you, Ralf

void
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Re: 8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

Post by void » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:51 pm

Question: is FAT32 (may be used by old drives) not supported by everything?
FAT32 volumes can be indexed with Folder indexing:
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... _indexing/

SuperDude
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Re: 8 TB USB hdd is not indexed. Why?

Post by SuperDude » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:23 pm

For future reference, you can convert a FAT32 file system to NTFS without having to re-format your drive or back everything up first (although backing up is always a good idea).

Read how to do this here -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 56984.aspx

For example, if you wanted to convert drive D: to NTFS, the command to convert would be: convert D: /fs:ntfs Note the space between the D: and the /fs:ntfs

This would be done in a Command Prompt window. Once converted, you can't go back to FAT32, but then again, why would you want to?

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