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#1 reggiereg

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:53 AM

Hi all,

I've recently spent 2 days indexing an external hard drive and now the index has appeared to have gone, for most of that drive.

1) if I index an external drive and remove, re boot, and re attach the drive, will the index still work for the external hard drive?
2) if the answer to question 1) is yes, why can I not search all but the most recent files on this re attached drive?

Please help, as I don't want to re index each time I dis and re connect!

Thanks in advance,

Reggie.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

I think that you will find that...indexing is a vexing, troublesome feature and is disabled by many users because of this. It has not been demonstrated to produce any distinct advantage over not using it, IMO.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Libraries-frequently-asked-questions#
What types of locations are supported in libraries? << Expand and read this part of the link -
You can include folders in a library from many different locations, such as your computer's C drive, an external hard drive, or a network.
On an external hard drive
Yes, "but" the content won't be available if the drive is disconnected.

#4 reggiereg

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:40 AM

Thanks noknojon and hamluis for your informative responses.




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