Desktop XP Pro & Windows7

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Desktop XP Pro & Windows7

Postby choco » Sun May 02, 2010 9:59 am

Hi,
I now have my desktop system dual booting to either XP Pro or Win7. In Win7, X1 has almost finished indexing with >500 K files. When I go back to XP setup only about 100 files are indexed.

Is there a way to synchronize both index files?

My current version is Pro Client 6.2.1
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Re: Desktop XP Pro & Windows7

Postby Kenward » Mon May 03, 2010 1:39 am

First, you are working with what is now a pretty old version of X1. It was written some time before Win 7 appeared.

As to the indexing issue, try this:

>> Tools
>> Options
>> Indexing

There you will see a button that lets you "Change Location".

You can try to move the index file to a location that you can access in both XP Pro and Win7.

This may be easier said than done, because drive letters can change as you switch between operating systems. I have always maintained my data on a separate drive, designated drive E. I can then put the index on that and both operating systems will always see the drive and path.

I have done this in the past, but have not implemented that strategy in my current set up, I rarely leave Win 7 enough to want to use X1 in an alternative operating system.

You can also use the same approach to share the index between users in windows.
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