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Why stay with X1?

Postby mdlynam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:18 am

Hi folks;

I'm a long-time user of X1 and plan to remain so, but would like to hear from others on why they stay with X1 as their search tool. It seems Copernic may have new life and Noggle seems novel (making use of Carrot2 to cluster results). But, there's something about them that keeps me from keeping them installed. Is it my familiarity with X1? Is it trust with developers? Something unique about its interface?

I'm curious what others have to say.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!
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Re: Why stay with X1?

Postby ne0031 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:31 am

I'm about ready to bail as well. Familiarity is my sticking point, though as more data moves out to locations like Sharepoint365 and I lose access to it, familiarity only goes so far.
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Re: Why stay with X1?

Postby Kenward » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:27 am

I'm still here because I can't find an alternative.
X1 Search 8.6.1 - Build 6003fa (64-bit)
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Re: Why stay with X1?

Postby MichaelLevitt » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:43 pm

I have used various flavors of X1 since 2004. I love the program and have endorsed it heavily. I use a virtual windows system and version 8.5.2 runs fine on Windows 8.1. I jut tried to make a new Windows 10 virtual machine and can only get X1 Search 8.6.1 that indexes about quarter of my files before being cancelled. I used Regedit to set long file names but nothing helped. Is there any fix or is this the end of the road for me after 15 years.
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