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Old August 8, 2011, 07:20 PM
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got really fed up with winder's indexing fiasco(basically my pc would either crawl to a growling slow mo crawl or searches would take days) so i looked up for a free alternative.

got it going for little over a week now. pretty zippy. indexing took a few hours due to the few 2tb hard drives populating the pc but its quite awsome.

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watch out for the encryption part and make backups(remember ya password) if you use it
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Old August 9, 2011, 05:55 AM
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got really fed up with winder's indexing fiasco(basically my pc would either crawl to a growling slow mo crawl or searches would take days) so i looked up for a free alternative.

got it going for little over a week now. pretty zippy. indexing took a few hours due to the few 2tb hard drives populating the pc but its quite awsome.

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watch out for the encryption part and make backups(remember ya password) if you use it
And be comfortable with the usage agreement.
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Old August 9, 2011, 06:02 AM
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meh i think windows search already does a good job, why fix something that aint broke.
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usage what?
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Old August 9, 2011, 11:36 AM
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You know...the thing that everybody checks the "I accept" box without actually reading :P
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right,i got that lol.

i didnt get the confortable part.
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Old August 9, 2011, 12:10 PM
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right,i got that lol.

i didnt get the confortable part.
In somewhat typical Google fashion, the agreement you enter into contains things that some people are not comfortable with for reasons like privacy and what Google is, or might be, allowed to do with what they are indexing. That doesn't mean it is not useful, or that there is no reason to accept it but know what you are comfortable with.

Example that the EFF is not happy with is the setting that copies files to Google servers.:
Google Copies Your Hard Drive - Government Smiles in Anticipation | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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oh,that.

ok. all legal here lol so no worries :)
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