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Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

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    Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing


    On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

    I have a new laptop, also with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying for the same setup. However, when I try to set it up I can only get the icon to show in the library and not under My PC. When I try to work it to show under My PC, I get a message saying the files need to be indexed. I have tried to index them but I haven't been able to. Network files don't show as an option for indexing.

    Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing
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