I hope you enjoyed my previous post about how to index networked content.
If you wish to tweak some more settings or even move your Google index, you should install TweakGDS. This is a small plugin utility that allows you to:
- change the index location
- adjust the number of results returned in a search
- add or remove indexed drives etc
You may also want to check out Halftone Search. This gives you a GUI shell for Google Desktop Searching and sorting of results. However, this is trial / pay software.
If you are searching for Revit files on your local hard drive, try using the search tool Everything – its super fast. If you want to index local network shares, and you are:
using a 32-bit OS – you can use Windows Search and the Add-in for Files on Microsoft Networks.
using a 64-bit OS – you can use Google Desktop (Search), and then add the local shares as additional paths.
If you are using Google Desktop, you can also improve the indexing of CAD files by installing the ‘General CADD Pro’ indexer:
After installing Desktop Search, download, unzip the zip file and run SetupGeneralCADDIndexer.msi to install the General CADD Desktop Search Plug-In.
click this link
These tools can help you if you want quick access to the families in your library, but your folder organisation leaves something to be desired…