Can X1 Index Websites Referred in Favorites Folder?

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Can X1 Index Websites Referred in Favorites Folder?

Postby hkpt16384 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:48 pm

I would like to be able to index and search over websites that I have previously visited and marked (saved) in favorites folder. Will X1 support this?

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Re: Can X1 Index Websites Referred in Favorites Folder?

Postby Kenward » Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:15 am

You mean that you want to find the url links in your favorites?

It probably depends on your browser and the format it uses to hold this information.

You could try tracking that down and adding the location to X1's index.

Firefox uses the file places.sqlite. My guess is that it is in a format that gives X1 indigestion.
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Re: Can X1 Index Websites Referred in Favorites Folder?

Postby hkpt16384 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:37 am

>> You mean that you want to find the url links in your favorites?

No. I was asking for more than that. I would like the content referred by the saved links in the favorites folder to be indexed. In a years time, I would have browsed a couple of 1000 sites, & would have saved a couple of hundred bookmarks & would like to be able to recall them as needed. Indexing the link alone will not help remember them by their content. For example, I should be able to search something like 'genome algorithms' & retrieve all the sites that I had previously saved with content relevant to 'genome algorithms'. In a sense this is equivalent to indexing sharepoint sites, but wonder if it is supported.

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Re: Can X1 Index Websites Referred in Favorites Folder?

Postby Kenward » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:52 am

In general, not all favorites are bookmarks, not all bookmarks you save are favorites. Are you trying to differentiate between different types of bookmark?

Searching bookmarks referred to in the favorites folder works only if you bookmark – a better way to think of this idea than the word favorites – every site you visit and want to remember. And limiting the search to bookmarked pages means that you will miss data on sites that you visit but do not bookmark.

If you want to search for content, then you need X1 to search your browser's cache. This is complicated because no two browsers use the same way of storing the cache, or the bookmarks. We still don't know which browser you use. It probably makes a difference. You will then be able to work out how the browser saves its cached data.

Then there is the issue of how long files stay in the cache. They can get cleared from time to time, unless you deliberately save the data. If there is no reference to the page in the cache, then X1 can't find it.

My approach to what you require is to use a website grabber – I use Local Website Archive – and to ask X1 to search that.

Local Website Archive saves data as html files. I use X1 to interrogate this stuff all the time.
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