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Indexing of removable drives still not implemented

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:10 pm
by gt13
As seen in http://forums.x1.com/viewtopic.php?t=2710 :
"Unsupported Products/Known Issues:
- Indexing of removable media is not supported. "

Please, developpers, note that without this feature, X1 loses all his interest for many users.
I have bought my version of X1 Desktop Search some years ago when it was still indexing removable drives, and I would never have bought it if it was not able to index removable drives.
And this is the reason why I still go on with my old version 5.2.3.
Without this feature, I will not upgrade to a newer version.

Regards,
Gerard (from France)

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:34 am
by dz006
Yeah - it's almost laughable if it wasn't so true. I've just removed X1 (having paid for it a few years ago) and have reverted to Copernic 2.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:44 am
by Kenward
I wonder if we are seeing the consequences of the move to the free software and the emphasis on the corporate market.

"Corps" are so paranoid about security that some go so far as to disable USB on their PCs. So they don't want folks messing around indexing those beasts.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:23 am
by Kenward
pgk wrote:On a related note: did you ever look on the Windows desktop search forum? There's a developer comment just about every five hours, as opposed to once every week here on the X1 forum. Can't help myself liking the Microsoft approach better! Ouch. -pgk

I have to agree.

If Microsoft wants to "own" the individual desktop search, and X1 wants the corporates, then as an individual I will go where they offer what I want.

A factor that X1 might want to consider is that corporates are also individuals. They want to do things away from the office that are much like the stuff we all want to achieve. Keep removing reasons for an individual to use X1 and folks will start finding ways of using competing products to meet both these needs.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:31 am
by groedl
Hey guys,

why are you flaming about that "theoretically" missing feature. Use the deployment kit to enable network shares and you will get this feature.

- Install and start the client deployment kit. You need to install an X1 version before.
- Create an indiviudal version of X1 with the deployment kit. Make sure you enable the "allow network shares" feature. Enable also the "create batch and msi installer" option.
- The deployment kit creates a folder structure, including the file "adminoptions.ini" and the subfolder "SettingsToDeploy"
- Copy these files into the X1 instalation directory and start X1 (maybe you need to register the X1 client with the registration key you got when downloading the deployment kit)

You will notice that it is now possible to add network shares, as opposed to the standard installation. You can share any removable media via network share and so you are able to index all files there.

Sure, it is not very convenient, but if you are really sooo eager to have this feature, try those steps above. Just make sure that no network users can access your network shares.

Regards

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:36 pm
by w0qj
Hey guys,

Let's continue to discuss as usual on this forums with a cool head!

Don't think anyone's flaming anyone here, just venting their frustrations their feature requests have not been heard...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:44 pm
by askwong
1. Consider this: how many users have data they need to search on their:

-USB thumb memory drive
-USB external hard disks
-data CD-ROM (DVD-ROM, etc.)

I suspect well over 90% of users have at least one of above that they need to search, at least once a month.


2. It would be nice if X1 integrates with Windows Explorer, and let users to right-click the USB thumb memory drive, and select [Search_This_Drive_Now] in the context menu!

http://forums.x1.com/viewtopic.php?t=2559


As all above feature requests have already been suggested 2 years ago, I can understand why users feel frustrated.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:54 am
by w0qj
Right, now that v5.6 has been officially released, let's move this thread to the Feature Request Forum...

and do keep your Feature Requests coming!

USB not supported

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:01 pm
by jmoorejr
Agreed.

How do I go back to the old version?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:22 pm
by w0qj
Try XEC v5.2.3 which has external USB hard drive indexing for Win'XP.

http://forums.x1.com/viewtopic.php?t=2655

Good luck!