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Windows 8.1 desktop search, cannot add local drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 desktop search, cannot add local drive


    I have new windows 8.1 installed with latest updates.

    I have a C drive as my OS drive, and D drive for my documents.

    My D drive (formatted as NTFS) has indexing switched on.

    But, when I go into indexing options / modify / show all locations, my D drive is not displayed.

    I just can't figure it out, this worked just fine under windows 7. I checked the drive authorities and I am the owner to the drive root+ all subfolders and have full authorisation to drive root + subfolders also.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, windows 8.1


    Nobody?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, windows 8.1


    Again?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Does the D drive appear in Disk Management, is it partitioned and are you able to store files on it.?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 desktop search, cannot add local drive
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