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i8spombots 30. Apr 2019 02:59 PM

Retains a searchable file list even if drive disconnected
 
I know this exists but I'm damned if I can track the program down now that I have a need for it!

I'm looking for a program that functions (somewhat?) like Everything that, as well as a list of files currently on connected drives, also retains/includes a searchable list of files on drives that are no longer connected to the PC.

Looking to match the blazing speed of Everything if possible.

Thanks in advance.

eyeb 30. Apr 2019 07:23 PM

try this one
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System...d-Search.shtml

i8spombots 30. Apr 2019 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eyeb (Post 125316)

Thanks eyeb but no mention in description re disconnected drives and being able to view their (retained) contents?

EldonW 30. Apr 2019 09:51 PM

You could print a list of the files which can then be searched.
Try Karen's Directory Printer.
https://www.karenware.com/powertools...ectory-printer

Note:
Visual Basic 6.0 runtime is required.
https://www.karenware.com/powertools/runtimes#vb6

rolandflorida 30. Apr 2019 10:31 PM

I had never thought of this, but I could use it also, so I went looking and found something called "Tabbles". There is a free for personal use version. They have no rating from WOT, so I will not post link here.

It does come clean at virus total:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/b4...5d15/detection

They do advertise that you can find files in disconnected drives in a search. If the drive is not connected, a double click on the search result will tell which drive to connect to find the file.

They do ask for an email to send download link and it automatically signs you up for their email subscription. there is an unsubscribe option, but not sure it it works.

I have not installed yet.

i8spombots 01. May 2019 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rolandflorida (Post 125320)
I had never thought of this, but I could use it also, so I went looking and found something called "Tabbles". There is a free for personal use version. They have no rating from WOT, so I will not post link here.

ETC

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Thanks rolanfdlorida, (and esp for checking and noting the level of site security!) again I don't think this is the one I was advised of (file indexing is not a primary function) but this is a very interesting find esp for business purposes by the looks.

(I too(?) didn't realise such a thing was possible. Now my collection of drives has expanded to the point that I can't have them all online - and a NAS/server solution doesn't suit - I thought "I know I read somewhere sometime..." It is a great idea.)

Without downloading I am unsure of the speed in locating a file and whether a file needs to be tagged or not (that would possibly move me away from the free version as I have a gazillion files) but this one is a definite investigate if I don't find that elusive program I'm looking for.

i8spombots 01. May 2019 02:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EldonW (Post 125318)
You could print a list of the files which can then be searched.
Try Karen's Directory Printer.
https://www.karenware.com/powertools...ectory-printer

ETC
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Thanks EldonW, it's a good thought but is not the one click/one list/always up to date solution I am looking for.

Vale Karen, use a couple of her karenware programs including this one. Written so long ago but still useful.

EldonW 01. May 2019 02:44 AM

TagSpaces is similar to Tabbles.
https://www.tagspaces.org/

i8spombots 01. May 2019 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EldonW (Post 125323)
TagSpaces is similar to Tabbles.
https://www.tagspaces.org/

Thanks EldonW but if this from the site is fully correct-
"The difference to the classic Desktop Search software is that the search is performed only in the currently opened location or folder"

it is of no use (no mention of disconnected drives that I could see either)

Geert 26. Jun 2019 01:23 PM

I think Cathy could meet your needs.
(cf. Editor's choice of https://www.techsupportalert.com/con...-organizer.htm)

It is tiny and fast as lightning.
I use it to search my huge list of mp3's and ebooks.
(wherever I am; running it on a USB stick or my Dropbox drive)


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