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  1.    24 Jun 2016 #1
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    Explorer search not working with additional HD


    I have tried to rebulid the index multiple times and it still will not work. when I go into a folder containing music and try to search and artist it always says "No Items Match Your Search" This is a second hard drive added to my computer for storage. Anyone know how to solve this. It is very frustrating
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  2.    24 Jun 2016 #2
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    I don't use the Windows search I use Everything Search Engine by Voidtools but I have noticed the same problem.
    Everything will only find the artist if their name is also in the song name. It will find a folder I created called The Beatles - Abbey Road but it won't find the songs in the folder.
    It might be that Windows search is the same, you could test it: Rename a song by putting the artist name in the song name and see if it finds it.
    If yes then my only suggestion is to open the music folder and in the Menu go to View then select Details then click on Contributing Artists This will sort the songs by artist and make it easier to find what you want
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  3.    25 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slue View Post
    I have tried to rebulid the index multiple times and it still will not work. when I go into a folder containing music and try to search and artist it always says "No Items Match Your Search" This is a second hard drive added to my computer for storage. Anyone know how to solve this. It is very frustrating
    Hi, this works for me on a USB flash drive (not indexed)- E.g. search for songs by Abba, enter
    artist:abba
    in the search box. And for songs without Abba in the title. How did you specify the search?

    Rebuilding the index applies to indexed locations. It is unlikely an external drive will be indexed, thus rebuilding the index would not be relevant. (E.g. you would have to add it to indexed locations, and ensure it was always allocated the same drive letter- which is possible to do-, and your PC would have to be idle long enough for it to be indexed 1st time).

    Note: ref. 'Contributing Artists' - you may well have to add the column to the explorer view for it to be available.
    Last edited by dalchina; 25 Jun 2016 at 05:46.
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  4.    25 Jun 2016 #4

    When you go into indexing options, is the music library listed?

    You can add the location where the music actually is by clicking modify button and adding the location. You could add the entire drive if you wanted to.
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  5.    25 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    .....Note: ref. 'Contributing Artists' - you may well have to add the column to the explorer view for it to be available.
    If you right click on the folder and select Properties then Customize then select Music from the dropdown menu the Contributing Artists column will automatically appear along with other relevant columns
    There is also a column called Album artist but this doesn't always have the artist listed, I don't know why not.
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  6.    25 Jun 2016 #6
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    The Music Folder is listed in the Index. Even If I search just * it will not show up any files. The Folders on my desktop search just fine
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  7.    25 Jun 2016 #7
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    Try Explorer Search:

    explorer shell:::{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}
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  8.    25 Jun 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slue View Post
    ....This is a second hard drive added to my computer for storage.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Slue View Post
    The Music Folder is listed in the Index. Even If I search just * it will not show up any files. The Folders on my desktop search just fine
    This second hard drive is NTFS format ?
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  9.    25 Jun 2016 #9
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    Yes NTFS.
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  10.    25 Jun 2016 #10
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    How do I use explorer search ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Try Explorer Search:

    explorer shell:::{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}
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