indexing network drives

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by piercekalton, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    my network drives do not show up in the indexing options... what am I doing wrong? can you not index network shares?
     
  2. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    please someone must know. don't make me have to go to the actual MS forums.
     
  3. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    Indexing works for local drives only. Can't add unc paths anymore.
     
  4. shovelDriver

    shovelDriver MDL Novice

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    In order to index network drives, or any directory on a network share, you must enable Offline Files first and make those directories/shares available off-line.

    Search for:

    Working with network files when you are offline - Microsoft Windows ...
    windows.microsoft.com/ en-us/ windows/ working-with-network-files-offline

    Online-only files and files available offline
    windows.microsoft.com/ en-us/ windows-8/ skydrive-online-available-offline

    Set SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 to Make All Your Files Available Offline
    set-skydrive-windows-81-make-all-your-files-available-offline