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Network Search/Index Application


awraynor
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Over at bitsdujour.com they are giving away the standard version of Folder Scout. 

It searches only the local PC, network searching requires the professional version.

The author is also giving a discount on that version, making it just $9.97. It will likely

do what I want, but I have issue with ugly programs. It's stupid I know, but it hurts

to look at an ugly program.

 

Can anyone recommend a network aware search/index app? I looked at Copernic

Pro, but it's kind of pricey at $50. I think you can add the network location to the 

standard windows search, but haven't tried that yet.  I did have to move the search

index off my 128GB SSD, it took a fourth of it.  

 

Any thoughts, or do you just remote into the server and search from there?

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You know, I've never even thought of having a universal search index for my network. Thanks for bringing up the topic.

 

One question: does google have a search tool we can get/buy. I know they have hardware search appliances, but I wonder if they have software you can run on your own box?

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I would mention SharePoint with it's own Search Application but I know ikon would freak out!  :lol:

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Why? I've got nuthin' against SP. I think it's a bit demanding on resources, and can be a bit 'finicky'. But, I admit, I'm out of touch with SP developments over that last few years.

 

Does SP do global network search? What about inside PDFs and other files?

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As long as the data is on one of the Databases, it can be searched.  Not network....and yes you can expect it to be resource intensive.

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OK, so SP's modus operandi hasn't changed then. What I'd really like is what awraynor is looking for; a way to index search all the files on my network.

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