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Search indexing for TrueCrypt volume

I've always loved the way in Windows 7 that I can open the start menu and just start typing part of the filename or file contents of a document to get to it fast, but for files stored in a mounted TrueCrypt volume, I don't have that ability. Is there any way to set it up so that Windows indexes the volume for searching when I mount it?
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  1. (just before anyone tells me TrueCrypt is no longer developed or secure, I do know about that but I'm happy enough to stick with it until the fork is released)
  2. You can't start indexing it automatially when it's mounted, but if you set up indexing on the files, it will do so on the regular schdule when it can see it. Of course when you have the volume closed it can't search in the files and may not give you results from that part of the drive.
  3. hang-the-9 said:
    You can't start indexing it automatially when it's mounted, but if you set up indexing on the files, it will do so on the regular schdule when it can see it. Of course when you have the volume closed it can't search in the files and may not give you results from that part of the drive.


    Thanks for the reply. It would be nice for it to auto-index on mount but I wasn't really expecting that. How would I go about forcing Windows to index the files after I mount the volume?
  4. Best answer
    http://www.wikihow.com/Add-a-Folder-to-the-Windows-7-File-Index

    Although you may need to do this each time you mount the drive, don't know how well Windows will keep track of an index on a drive letter or folder that is not shown in the system all the time.
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