I am using Arch Linux. I have tried beagle search engine. I can add the /mnt/windows (my NTFS drive) for indexing by beagle. But when I search, there is no result from /mnt/windows. Besides that, I also tried Google Desktop Search, it also does not index the /mnt/windows, even I added it to the setting. Is there anyway to index the NTFS partition, so that I can search the file easier in Linux? Or is there any other method for searching the contents easier?

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First, check after mounting NTFS partition permanently from fstab.
Then, try other desktop search tools: Recoll, Tracker, Strigi
If there's still the problem, let me know...

  • I have also used Launchy, Tracker, Gnome Do among others as well. None of those seemed to have trouble indexing my NTFS partitions.
    – Brian Z
    Oct 5, 2013 at 2:26

Are you sure the mount was actually successful? If you use command "ls -l /mnt/windows", do you see your windows files?

  • sure. no problem for me to access any files in ntfs.
    – Allen
    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:44

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