Indexing of a second drive

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  1. Posts : 61
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    Indexing of a second drive

    Hi There,
    I am having indexing problems in that only my C: drive gets indexed and my data drive D: gets ignored.
    This means that none of the data on D: is included and as this is where my Outlook files are stored, they too don't get included.
    I have tried rebuilding the index with and without Outlook and/or D: and I always get the same 4983 items so I know the drive is being ignored.
    I have seen another thread like this but the problem didn't seem to get resolved.
    Can anyone help please?
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  2. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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  3. Posts : 61
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for that but I don't think it is the Permissions.
    The D: drive is shown in the indexing list.
    Permissions are identical to that of a second machine which has no problems.
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  4. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, clearly this is a problem some have been reporting from at least Win 8 on. I can confirm my 1Tb SSHD partitions can be indexed.

    Was your data drive formatted and configured on your current PC?
    Please post a screenshot of Disk Management. Thanks.

    Also confirm chkdsk runs ok on it.

    Presumably indexing of the file types on the drive is not disabled
    Indexing of a second drive-snap-2017-03-23-08.24.17.jpg
    and the drive is not encrypted.
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  5. Posts : 61
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hi Dalchina,
    Thanks for helping!
    This drive was formatted under another motherboard. I have all of the data backed up so easy to reformat and restore if you think that will help.
    Attached the Disk Management screen shot.
    I ran CHKDSK and got the attached. It came up with an unspecified error.
    Also see a shot of Indexing.
    I don't think the drive is encrypted and cant find anything in System to say it is.
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  6. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Ok, you said you had disk D:. The problem is it's B:. If you search you'll find reports of that problem.
    search - Windows 8 isn't searching/indexing secondary hard drives? - Super User

    Besides that, based on the chkdsk result I'd recommend you format it then copy everything back anyway and run chkdsk again just to be sure.
    (If you're using disk imaging, restoring the image will be easy).

    I'd also run Crystal Diskinfo (free) on it to check SMART params.
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    I'm only posting to follow this thread - I don't know the answer.

    I've had the same issue since upgrading from 8. On numerous machines (and clean installs) Windows Search will only give results of C.

    Specifically I index .mbr files (using the Plain Text Filter - they are text files).

    If they are on C volume I can search the contents of these files. If they are on D I can't.

    @dalchina seems to be the indexing master. Hopefully we can both get it sorted out. :)
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  8. Posts : 34,903
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    @lx07 - Hi, strange- but you're not alone as internet reports say as I'm sure you know.

    I can confirm that I can index text file content on partition H which is on my GPT SSHD (SSD = system disk).

    Both disks came with this laptop & I clean installed Win 10 on it.

    I'm not an expert really, and I avoid Windows search except for relatively trivial use - see my new question in General Questions on indexing- sthg I finally decided to look more closely at.
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  9. Posts : 61
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Sorry dalchina, I meant B: drrrrr!
    i will try your ideas over the weekend to see if they work.
    i did post the same question on Microsoft Community and they just said reinstall! Not very helpful really!
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  10. Posts : 61
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Hi Dalchina,
    ok I reformatted the drive and loaded the data files back onto it and chkdsk came up clean.
    i also installed Crystal but not sure what I am looking for. The health status was Good although the C: drive was Good 100%.
    indexing still didn't work though.
    any other ideas please?
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