Question Automatically updated indexing software?

Sep 26, 2022
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Hi,

At work we have a huge number of documents and photos on our server, and searching for files through Windows Explorer takes minutes. Last week I tried out WinCatalog, which creates instant results, but with two caveats I've found so far:
  1. it doesn't automatically refresh the index, which is a necessity for us (on a daily basis or so)
  2. It doesn't provide thumbnails for all image formats (TIFFs, for example)
I've done some research, but it seems like most software in this area is for cataloging CDs/DVDs or other static media. Surely there must be a software that provides quick searches over a server?
 

Ralston18

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"At work"..... Any coders about?

Consider writing your own code using Python. Or some other coding language you find viable.

Google "Python file searches and thumbnails" (Past Year) then revise the search criteria to focus the search results on your specific criteria.

Writing your own code would allow you to customize as necessary and to likewise make changes when circumstances change.

Chose, for example, the desired/required image format type: e.g., TIFF

I found quite a number of links that could serve as templates to start from.

Start simple, get the basic code working then add the features and functions necessary for your environment.

No dependency on third party applications or tools.

Just my thoughts on the matter.
 
Sep 26, 2022
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Thanks, but coding something ourselves is out of the question. I've got some tips regarding the app "Everything" - will try that out!
 

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