Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Searching for files on a network file server

Posted on 2014-11-26
7
Medium Priority
?
360 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-04
Our organization stores many files on our local file server (basically a mapped shared drive). I am looking for software that will provide an interface (web-based or other) to our users to quickly search for files. The program must search the file contents as well as the names of files and folders. I tried Zoom by Wrensoft but it appears to be intended for search web sites rather than internal shared folders. We do not want an in-house document management system, just a powerful yet relatively simple search tool that is Windows-based. Does anyone have any suggestions?
0
Comment
Question by:vlsllp
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
NVIT earned 2000 total points
ID: 40468179
I use X1 Search. Works great.
Install it on each client.
- You can search on filename, folder, date, time, content... Did I miss anything?
- Searches mapped drives and UNC paths.
- After the install, the initial (seeding) index takes the longest. For us, usually overnight. Subsequent index updates are faster.
- You can schedule when indexing runs.
X1Sample.png
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40468185
The windows 7 file search system is more powerful that you think
http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/getting-the-most-from-windows-search-part-2/

I recommend that you go for a good file cataloguer that can also use keyword searches
You can locate a single file amongst a hundred thousand in a few seconds once you have catalogued everything.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-desktop-search-utility.htm
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:NVIT
ID: 40468208
I forgot to mention, X1 Search can also control types of files indexed on a per folder basis.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:vlsllp
ID: 40481068
X1 Search does have a product called Rapid Discovery which provides a central index for the data (which we prefer to have) but I just received a quote for $30,000! Our budget is closer to 5K. Any other products out there which may fit the bill?
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:NVIT
ID: 40481125
I have X1 Search (not Enterprise) installed on around 40 clients. Each is around $50 per seat.
0
 

Author Comment

by:vlsllp
ID: 40481131
Does X1 Search (not Enterprise) index the network resources locally to each machine? I'm thinking we have too much data for that.
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:NVIT
ID: 40481336
index the network resources locally to each machine?
Yes.

On my Windows 7 client, my X1 index data folder uses around 600 MB. I think the index size depends on the number of files indexed and the setting of "Max file size for content indexing". Mine is currently set at 20 MB.

My X1 GUI shows it indexed around 1.3 million files.

Hope that helps.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Choosing the right mix of apps is very much necessary for CPAs for making the most of the latest technology through which they can boost their growth.
Don’ts and Dos are two important end products of software testing basics that a tester needs to regard. This article attempts to explain the principles of both.
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

572 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question