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search on network drive not working

Posted on 2016-10-13
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The users can not search for files
if they  ask for a search of files on the network (files are there )   but search will not show them
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D Patel earned 500 total points
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Hi MFAIT,
In windows 7 you can search the network files easily using the following syntax:

Type in search box like ex. Keyword (\\NetworkName) (:DriveName)

For more details visit the following link :
Basic Search Feature :
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-7/Exploring-Windows-7s-New-Search-Features-Part1.html

Search Settings :
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-7/Exploring-Windows-7s-New-Search-Features-Part2.html

Network Search :
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-7/Exploring-Windows-7s-New-Search-Features-Part3.html

or if you are interested in freeware software to find the files directly on the network then you can download and install the LAN Search Pro software. It's Freeware.

Download Link:
https://www.softperfect.com/products/lspro/

Regards,
D Patel
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by:McKnife
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This depends on whether the networked files are indexed at the server and whether this index does include the filetype and whether content indexing is activated for that file type. Check it at the server.

Edit: Server 2003 as file server? That is very dangerous.
Also please note that the server would need to have windows search v4 installed to build an index that can be queried from remote.
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by:MFAIT
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thanks for tip
i found another search that worked well
www.voidtools.com    everything search
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by:McKnife
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Only one helpful solution? Why that?
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