Hello and thanks. I am new to using a NAS. I have a
the My Cloud EX4 4Bay NAS Server - SATA 6Gb/s - 4 x 2 TB running RAID 5.
This is installed on a Gigabyte Network in an office with 25 users running Win7Pro.64 (a few Win10 users).
I am trying to find a way to speed up searches. There is not a lot of info out there. It seems an issue with how Windows searches. And how Indexed drives search faster, which cant be done on the NAS?
I am looking for suggestions, fixes, tweaks, and/or 3rd party software that will help. Please.
The WD Community was created for Users, such as yourself, to help one another, and to share your experiences and ideas with one another. Let’s see if an experienced User can give you some insight on your request.
I am surprised I am not getting any suggestions, comments or help with this.
Do you know of other NAS Forums that may have more active users?
Does Acronis Techs monitor this forum? It would seem they would have something to say on this…
Would that be apps found on the NAS itself?
Thanks for mentioning Indexing and storing copies of files on the user PC, this is a bit new for me. We are talking about 1TB+ of files. So to Index (making for fast searches) these files would be copied to each user?
if the indexing is done on Windows PC. Yes irrespective of the storage type. Search.exe windows service will have to store internally for any type of storage except the cloud storage which is online based. Here we are having it network locally accessible situation.
So try qfinder on the Apps section. Click on add tab in left bottom for list of apps you will find the qfinder app.
I do not have qfinder in my list of Apps under “Install Apps” button…
To better understand Indexing and what you said; If I want to use the Windows Index/search feature on a Network Drive or on my NAS, I have to “Always Available offline”. and Doing that will put a copy of all the files on the PC, all 650GB?
Here you go how it looks in NAS . In this its quick and through search no data stored for each user. Any no of user’s can access it . As its built into server and not client . so one time license cost if you do a lot of searching
DirtyMacho…ok, I really need to find a way to search the WD.NAS.
This is soooo critical, and fundamental, I am surprised as ho difficult this is. I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do have common sense and years working on and with Computers!!! Lets start at the begging please:
“Did you find the app in NAS and installed?”
NO. It is not in the “Available Apps” drop down list. There is a button “To install an app manually…”
I did download and install it on the workstation, but it seems to have no connection to access or see the NAS on the network.
I would like to “use the app in the NAS” but don’t know how.
ALL I WANT IS A SEARCH FUNCTION LIKE “WINDOWS SEARCH”, that will INDEX and search the drive.
Once you install it. It will show the configure button which will redirect to server app of this software running in your nas itself which will keep scanning the entire or selective watch folder’s for new files and categorize into the respective types.
Step1: After the app install and you have to turn on by sliding the button.
Step 2: Click on the configure which will redirect to server.
Step3: You will be prompted for login via already created account or register for new account.
step4 : configure the account with folder and sync frequency for checking new files.
Thanks for your efforts…but I do not have QuikFynd in my Apps list.
It is not in the List of App approved wd list".
and I dont see it in your example… please scroll down in the Add an App drop down. and show me a pic of it in your list.
I do have the ones you show…
I have spent sooo much time on this I am ready to sell this WDNAS and build a Windows Server box. It may look more expensive but the time I have spent just trying to perform fast, Indexed, searches makes WDNAS a no go for me. I wish I knew this before starting this project. Maybe others will look up Search a NAS and learn before buying…