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Searching through txt, pdf and doc files

How to search my contents in my portable hard disk quickly (just like a google desktop)? having lots of materials in the harddisk, searching becomes harder. Is there a way that i can index my entire hard disk (for txt / pdf / html ) files and just search the content like a google desktop ?

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marked as duplicate by Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Gnoupi Aug 17 '10 at 12:00

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Linux or Windows? –  Patkos Csaba Aug 17 '10 at 7:55
    
possible duplicate of Searching through txt, pdf and doc files and File search apps? –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Aug 17 '10 at 9:03

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Windows indexing service doesn't allow indexing of external devices. Google Desktop however can by selecting so in preferences. Suggest disabling Windows indexing and using Google Desktop instead.

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If you are using windows then Everything is a must , its much faster than the likes of google desktop etc and you can choose which devices to index. Give it a go you will never look back

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