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Cannot index (search for) files in network drive

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I currently have the documents folder on my pc mapped as a network drive on my laptop, then have that mapped drive set up to use offline files. Oddly, when I search in documents (on my laptop) it won't return any results, UNLESS I go to advanced search and check the "include non-indexed....locations". However, as you can see from my attached screenshots, offline files AND the network drive are supposed the be indexed (I've also tried it with just offline files indexed). I have, as you can see, installed the "Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks", which did nothing to help. In the "indexing" (indexed locations) I don't yet have the drive added. As you can see from the more recent screenshot, I have tried again with the network drive, in addition to offline files, added. If anyone can offer suggestions as to what I might do to remedy this problem, i would appreciate it. Thanks
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Hi John

I cannot advise you on the usage of Windows desktop search as I used it very briefly and very quickly developed the opinion that it sucked.

My advice is to uninstall it and then look to a freeware alternative such as locate32 or Google desktop both of which are excellent.

The main difference between the above two products are that Google desktop will search e-mails where as locate32 will not.

http://locate32.net/content/view/18/31/

http://desktop.google.com/en/GB/


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