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How would you Index an Encrypted Drive?

Topics: Users Discussion
Oct 30, 2016 at 7:16 PM
Windows 10 doesn't like to index my mounted data drive that I sign into shortly after startup, probably because the Indexing Service has already started (as per the FAQ).

How do you guys go about including an encrypted drive in an index?
Thinking of three possibilities:
  1. Some way to trigger Windows Indexing to start only once the drive is mounted.
  2. Using a different indexing program.
  3. Don't do it because indexing would defeat the purpose of an encrypted drive. (Would it?)
Thanks in advance!
Nov 7, 2016 at 3:48 PM
Edited Nov 10, 2016 at 11:31 AM
ad3. is correct (unless you use full disk encryption ;-)
ad2. I use the free agent ransack, it is perfect, history can bne disabled
ad1. if you insist on "defeat the purpose of an encrypted drive", you can try to run (as administrator) the following batch after you mount the drive:

net stop wsearch
net start wsearch

(not sure if this will work, because I have indexer disabled all the time: 1. it slows down computer, 2. never finds what I'm looking for, 3. privacy)

edit: codeplex forum is a real mess, try to write numbers with points in reverse direction, like 3. third [enter], 2. second [enter], 1. first [enter] turns into this crap:
  1. third
  2. second
  3. first