- I have a huge number of documents and articles indexed using Google Desktop
- I sync these data constantly to my USB flash drive
- I mount my USB flash drive on my other PC (slow with limited storage) so that these documents appear at the same path as it was seen on my first PC.
- I don't want to install Google Desktop on my other PC because I don't want it to perform indexing processes and because the index takes a lot of space
- I need to be able to search these data on my other PC
- My question is: How to make Google Desktop index files portable and use them in another PC?
- If the solution is to use a third party client to Google Desktop indexes, I prefer it to be open source
Try replacing Google Desktop (which is a resource hog on any system) on both boxes with Locate32 (http://www.locate32.net/). It creates a database of all files on your computer, database updates are fairly quick, searches are almost instantaneous, and it supports "regular expression" searches.
I even use it in an XP VM to point to multiple server shares.