Local volumes mapped

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kev
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Local volumes mapped

Post by kev » Thu May 06, 2010 8:28 am

I've got local volumes mapped to drive letters, something like C:/docs&settings/mydocs/videos could be mapped to "V:/"

Is it possible to allow me to search from the V:/ rather than typing/opening the full path?

Besides that everything is great.
Cheers

void
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by void » Fri May 07, 2010 7:44 am

I have added support for subst drives for the next release of "Everything".

You can test this now with the latest alpha release of "Everything".

kev
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by kev » Mon May 10, 2010 3:18 pm

Doesnt seem to be working in my case. Is it something I have to turn on or set up in the options? Nothing in there is striking me as the obvious switch to turn it on though.

therube
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by therube » Mon May 10, 2010 7:10 pm

A SUBST'd "drive" appears to act as if it were a removable drive & so needs to be manually told to Monitor changes.

Everything Options | Volumes -> Monitor changes (enable) -> Apply

(Perhaps not technically correct, but check the Options settings & the SUBST drive should be searchable.)

kev
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by kev » Tue May 11, 2010 9:25 am

Still no luck. Are we talking about the same thing?

I'm sharing a folder on the network and then using "Tools -> Map Network Dive" in explorer, to give that folder a root drive letter. (the source folders and mapped letters are all on the same machine)

Is there a better way of achieving the same thing, so that it will work with everything from that to level drive letter? Besides creating new partitions for each?

Its not a big concern, I can still search the files from their real location. I just wondered if there was something obvious I was missing to make things a bit easier/quicker.

therube
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by therube » Tue May 11, 2010 5:31 pm

What you're describing now is different from what you described initially. (At least the way I read it.)
"Everything" will only locate files and folders on local NTFS volumes.
What you initially described, & the way I did it (using SUBST) does work.
In your second description, you say you are "Mapping" (aka NET USE) a network drive. That is different & will not work.

FAQ: 1.10 Can "Everything" index a mapped network drive?

kev
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Re: Local volumes mapped

Post by kev » Wed May 12, 2010 3:29 pm

I was using map network drive, though the volume and drive map was all local.

But I'd not come across subst before. that looks like it will fix everything.

thanks

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