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that Dr. Hain has discovered by trial and error. Perhaps if enough of us do this,
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I have made two attempts to use X1 to index my very large # of files. Here we are talking about more than a million.
My conclusions is that X1 is not suitable for "power" users. It just doesn't work, and it uses too many resources. X1 might be good for people who have, lets say, 1000 files to index. It stops after 274K files (i.e. 1/4 million).
X1 is also somewhat hard to use. It has a strange interface, with menu items hidden under other menu items. It is difficult to figure out what it is doing. It says it is creating a new index, constantly, even though there are 274K files already indexed. It puts up a useless list of files on my screen that I didn't ask for.
- Windows search (the obvious alternative), is slow as molasses and does not do content.
- "everything", is very fast, but doesn't do content ether.
- There are open source programs that SHOULD work (such as SOLR), but there appears to be a lack of an open source interface to SOLR. One needs a program that scans a directory, finds new files, submits them to solr. Doesn't seem to be out there.
- There are older programs that did this -- they also seem to be dead.
- NAS programs (such as run on Synology or QNAP) are super slow, and also seem very limited. They would be the logical ones to succeed here, but just not there.
- A utility program that searches your cloud drive and indexes it, would also be extremely logical and useful, but nobody seems to have written one. As it would have to run locally, it might use a lot of resources.
September 7, 2017
, Timothy C. Hain, M.D.
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