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    I have users on HP Z400 computers with 8GB of ram and plenty of HDD etc..

    Both are searching for the same file on a network drive but windows search is not finding it. The file is inside a folder by the same name.

    Is there a good replacement for windows search. Something that will also index or search network drives?

  • #2
    Re: Search not finding everything

    Originally posted by afb1302 View Post
    I have users on HP Z400 computers with 8GB of ram and plenty of HDD etc..

    Both are searching for the same file on a network drive but windows search is not finding it. The file is inside a folder by the same name.

    Is there a good replacement for windows search. Something that will also index or search network drives?
    Is the network drive your searching on a Server 2003 machine by any chance??

    We have an issue where we can't index network drives that are located on our Server 2003 boxes. Fix was to install Windows Search on the server.

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    • #3
      Re: Search not finding everything

      Yes it is server 2003. I'll try and get my sysadmin to install windows search and let you know how it goes.

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      • #4
        Re: Search not finding everything

        Originally posted by afb1302 View Post
        Yes it is server 2003. I'll try and get my sysadmin to install windows search and let you know how it goes.
        Try this first

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2268596

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        • #5
          Re: Search not finding everything

          Apparently putting an asterisk before the search term will find the files on the network drives. Not sure where that came from but it seems to work for my user.

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          • #6
            Re: Search not finding everything

            Actually try an asterisk before and after the search term.

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            • #7
              Re: Search not finding everything

              That is "traditional" wildcards, as used since DOS days!

              Win 7 (probably Vista) assumes this if you search for a piece of text
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