How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

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RedaLazri
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How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by RedaLazri » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 pm

Hello,

I'm talking about this entry in the changelog from 4.3.5:

- After installing Qsirch, Mac users can now use Spotlight to search files in their mounted QNAP NAS.

I have both installed, I spent a lot of time fixing a 2-years-old problem in my Spotlight configuration just so I can use this feature. Now what?

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by nick314 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:18 am

Now it doesn't work. Report it through the Helpdesk app as I have...

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by macnap » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:39 am

Index and wait for the feature to function. To search the NAS, one needs to use the search box and select the ‘shared’ option.
QNAP TS410 -> (8 years) -> TS431X (Plastic casing?) :-0

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by RedaLazri » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:09 pm

nick314 wrote:Now it doesn't work. Report it through the Helpdesk app as I have...


Wierd that it doesn't work the moment they announce it. :\

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by RedaLazri » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:12 pm

macnap wrote:Index and wait for the feature to function. To search the NAS, one needs to use the search box and select the ‘shared’ option.


Did that, and it shows results but it's not clear whether it's because of the new feature or just Spotlight working normally as it should.

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by macnap » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:37 pm

RedaLazri wrote:Did that, and it shows results but it's not clear whether it's because of the new feature or just Spotlight working normally as it should.

I understand that Spotlight on the Mac is using the Qsirch generated index for its work. Without Qsirch, Spotlight does not index these NAS drives. That's understanding but don't ask me why. Spotlight seemed to be able to index USB external HDDs though.
QNAP TS410 -> (8 years) -> TS431X (Plastic casing?) :-0

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Re: How exactly would Qsirch help Spotlight find files?

Post by tinman7162 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:11 am

Is there any documentation on how this Qsirch - Spotlight integration is suppose to work? I am not seeing any difference in Spotlight searching speeds between a TS-231+(not able to run Qsirch) and a TS-453Be (which is able to run Qsirch.) I've tried searching using the "shared" option and the regular spotlight field - nothing.

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