> "magritte" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> <snip>> > >
> > > At the moment, I'm just using Vista's native search with the default
> > > areas being indexed. I realize it can't search network shares,
> > although
> > > it does seem like the new 4.0 version will let you search network
> > shares
> > > if the server is also indexing using 4.0. > > Ceci n'est pas un post...
> You can index network shares, but you need to install a Microsoft
> called UNCFATDMS.exe which comes from the UNCFATPATHInstaller.msi
> 'Download details: Windows Desktop Search: Add-in for Files on
> Microsoft Networks'
> I use TrueCrypt (Used to use Steganos Safe), which mounts a file
> as a mapped drive: this extra allows me to have that drive indexed as
> a UNC
> path and it has worked just fine for me for since I got it almost a
> Julian I-Do-Stuff
> Some Vista stuff, but mostly just Stuff at
Thanks for the tip about adding UNC paths. I actually noticed that in
the XP version of WDS but it's missing by default on Vista's search.
Actually, I've ended up giving up on having Vista index everything as
the performance of searches ended up being really poor. Localized
searches (of say the start menu or a specific folder) weren't too bad.
But if I tried to do a global search (from win+f) or the root of a drive
it would be very slow. To be fair, it hadn't finished indexing yet so
it's possible it might perform somewhat better once everything was done
indexing, but it had been around 3 days it was still indexing. There
doesn't seem to be any way to tell it to pause indexing, or to go full
out and index as fast as possible. So it just chugged along steadily but
very slowly with the indexing until I gave up and went back to only
indexing a few folders where I keep most of my documents.
I went back to using the utility Locate32 for indexing filenames
throughout my whole system. It only updates the index on a schedule, or
on demand, but the indexing only takes a few minutes and searches are
virtually instantaneous. I like Vista's search integration with
Explorer, but it just doesn't have anywhere near comparable performance.