XDS support for external USB Hard Drive & CD-ROM

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XDS support for external USB Hard Drive & CD-ROM

Postby askwong » Mon May 29, 2006 3:17 am


Just putting in a Feature Request for X1 Desktop Search to index for:

1. external USB Hard drive

2. CD-ROM (DVD, etc.)

Searching the forums, I understand that XDS currently don't support these.


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Cannot Index removable USB Hard disk

Postby Mansoor Khan » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:31 pm

I just bought a removable USB hard drive and discovered that X1 does not index the files on it. Is there is a reason for this? It is really sad if that is not possible. If it is.... could you please implement it in next release.


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Postby dz006 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:43 am


This has been request at least a million times in the last few years and still no support for it - I can only assume that there is a reason for this which means it will never get added. I am a registered (paid) user from 2 years ago and I now use a different product day to day until this feature it added to X1.
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Postby w0qj » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:09 am


You can also consider to use slightly older versions for:

X1 v5.2.3: This Version has these features:
a) indexes external USB hard drives
b) network indexing
c) last version to support Windows 98 Second Edition

X1 v5.5.2: have these features:
a) also does network indexing
b) Has RTI (Real Time Indexing) for Outlook and Files

[Edit: updated v5.5.2's advantages]

Finally, X1 has been looking into network indexing issues, and you may hear more about this soon!
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USB hard drive support

Postby deepuab » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:17 am


I am also one of the paid users of X1 and have been asking for this feature for sometime now. USB hard drive is very common nowadays and most people who own a PC has one.

A support for this kind of drive would be of great help.
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