Many of us carry a large amount of our important data in our USB drive. But every time you connect our USB drive on another computer you are not able to search the contents of your USB drive using the windows search as the files that are present in your USB drive have not been indexed yet. This problem is will always occur whenever you will connect your USB drive on another computer. In order to stop waiting for Windows to index your files for searching every time you plug your USB drive in a computer i have got a solution to your problem an application named Dropout.
You only have to copy the Dropout.exe file to the root directory folder of your USB drive and carry it along with you every where so that now when you will plug in your USB drive in a computer you will not have to wait for Windows to index your files instead this application will create its own indexes of your USB drive so that you will be able to search from the USB drive as soon as you plug it in any computer. When you will run the application for the first time it will create the indexes of all the files and folders present inside the USB drive. The indexes of the data inside the USB drive will be created inside the hidden sub directory and thus you won’t have to index files when you plug it in any other computer. The application updates the indexes in this hidden sub directory folder whenever you run the tool so that all the updated files indexes in your USB drive are included in this hidden sub directory folder. The tool not only allows you to search the files based on their names but it will also allow you to search the files based on their Content, Type and Modified Date.
This is the first window which will open when you will run the software for the first time after downloading it. The software doesn’t require any installation as it will run directly from the exe file which you will get after extracting the Dropout.Zip File. In order to search the files from your USB drive you will have to place the extracted folder from the ZIP file in the Home Directory folder of the USB drive. The tool has two search options Search and Advanced. The normal search option will allow you to search with the file name.
The Advanced search option will allow you to search the file with various options like Content, Name and Type. You can also search the files based on the the Modified Date.
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