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Index files on NAS

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
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    Index files on NAS


    Hi there,

    Wondering if anyone can help with this issue...

    I've got a Synology NAS which has pretty much everything stored on it, I use it for work, and it also has all of my music and video stored on it to share around the house.

    When I was running Windows 7, I had the drive indexed so everything appeared in explorer instantly (not waiting for a good few seconds every time I want a file or anything) as if it were on a local drive. On Windows 8, I cannot seem to be able to sort this out. I've been running Windows 8 since launch and am generally happy with it, but this small annoyance is starting to get to me!

    I can't remember how I set it up on Win7, but I don't remember doing anything difficult, just clicked through a few things... And I've got everything indexed from synology side (not that I've changed any settings on that since installing Win8).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by robthehungrymon View Post
    Hi there,

    Wondering if anyone can help with this issue...

    I've got a Synology NAS which has pretty much everything stored on it, I use it for work, and it also has all of my music and video stored on it to share around the house.

    When I was running Windows 7, I had the drive indexed so everything appeared in explorer instantly (not waiting for a good few seconds every time I want a file or anything) as if it were on a local drive. On Windows 8, I cannot seem to be able to sort this out. I've been running Windows 8 since launch and am generally happy with it, but this small annoyance is starting to get to me!

    I can't remember how I set it up on Win7, but I don't remember doing anything difficult, just clicked through a few things... And I've got everything indexed from synology side (not that I've changed any settings on that since installing Win8).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    It sounds like you're trying to Map a Network drive, if that's correct, find the iP of your NAS and map it to that, sometimes you can browse to it, but not always.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robthehungrymon View Post
    Hi there,

    Wondering if anyone can help with this issue...

    I've got a Synology NAS which has pretty much everything stored on it, I use it for work, and it also has all of my music and video stored on it to share around the house.

    When I was running Windows 7, I had the drive indexed so everything appeared in explorer instantly (not waiting for a good few seconds every time I want a file or anything) as if it were on a local drive. On Windows 8, I cannot seem to be able to sort this out. I've been running Windows 8 since launch and am generally happy with it, but this small annoyance is starting to get to me!

    I can't remember how I set it up on Win7, but I don't remember doing anything difficult, just clicked through a few things... And I've got everything indexed from synology side (not that I've changed any settings on that since installing Win8).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    It sounds like you're trying to Map a Network drive, if that's correct, find the iP of your NAS and map it to that, sometimes you can browse to it, but not always.
    Hi, thanks for the reply. I think it's already mapped, but not indexed. For example, it's listed in my favourites in explorer, and when i click properties, it's the IP address listed as location.

    I apologise if I've misunderstood what you're describing.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Is it mapped to the IP address or the name of the NAS, even though the IP address shows up in properties, it may be addressed to the name. Maybe try mapping direct to the IP address might help.
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