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No Search Results On Usb Drive


When searching for files on usb external drive, i get no search results. Even when i search for a file name i know is in the folder i perform the search, i get no results. However, if i copy to my local hard drive, then search does find the file. Is there a setting i need to change to enable search to work on external usb attached drive?

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Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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