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Topic # 191585 9-Feb-2016 16:49
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A couple of months ago I was looking for a solution for desktop search covering both Outlook and filesystem contents. At about the same time a topic appeared with some looking for exactly the same solution. I commented how I had found Lookeen and how it worked great as a desktop search solution.

 

Lookeen has contacted me and offered TEN license keys to give to our users... So here is the giveaway and it is pretty simple: you can reply to this topic answering the question:

 

“What is your biggest problem with Windows file and Outlook searches and what do you hope Lookeen will fix for you? Extra points for posting a screenshot with the number of files and emails you’re searching!”

 

That's it...

 

 

 

How to Enter: reply in this thread with comments as per the question above - double entry points if you post an image (upload the image to Geekzone and use the BBCODE provided). Be creative here folks.

General rules: one entry per user only in our competition. Ten winners will be randomly selected. Winners will receive one Lookeen license. This giveaway closes 22nd February 2016 (New Zealand time). Winners will be selected in a random draw and contacted via PM. After confirmation we will post winners' usernames in this topic. Once confirmed winners will receive the license via PM.

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  Reply # 1488237 9-Feb-2016 18:06
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Being in the IT Support industry, I need to keep current so my main computers are upgraded to the latest Windows versions as soon as they are released.

 

I was a pretty big fan of the Windows 7 Search baked in to the operating system.  Enter Windows 8, and my concise search results became a bloated subset with Outlook results sadly lacking.  Windows 10 is only a marginal improvement and the ability to filter remains almost nonexistent.  I've even had a time when my Indexes were complete, I could see a 3 week old text file with a key word in it, but Windows Search just would not find it.

 

I actually went looking for Google Desktop Search last week and was disappointed to rediscover that it had been killed off a couple of years ago.  Being introduced to Lookeen through Geekzone today is perfectly timed, and I'm looking forward to seeing results from multiple sources including Outlook and attachments presented in one place with easy ability to filter and sort.  I need to be able to locate relevant emails and documents without manually hunting through multiple locations.

 

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  Reply # 1488423 9-Feb-2016 22:05
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Windows Search went to the dogs years ago. It would be nice to have an alternative.

 





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  Reply # 1488424 9-Feb-2016 22:07
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My biggest problem is that windows search just tells me that it will be slow without being in the index, and then takes forever but will work. Or if I add the drives to the index, then the machine just goes SOOOO DAMN SLOW and it still doesnt deliver useful results.





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  Reply # 1488427 9-Feb-2016 22:14
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Would be nice to have something to compliment Everything, from Voidtools, which searches only names. I was the "other" thread mentioned by the OP, and I am looking to digitize my reciepts, and want to be able to tag, search contents of and generally catalog our paper files. Lookeen looks like the solution I am after! I'd like to post a screenshot of how many emails I'd be searching, but I don't use Outlook!

 

To be fair with 60GB (of Emails) , and over a million items, I might even have been stretching the might of most search tools :) 

 

 


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  Reply # 1488445 9-Feb-2016 22:46
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In my home office I have a total of 96TB of data in three NAS units.

 

This is one of them:

 

 

Search Everything is very good freeware, but is not up to the task of searching hundreds of thousands of files, many of them duplicated or triplicated.

 

 





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  Reply # 1488524 10-Feb-2016 07:32
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The issue I have with windows search is it's so dam slow.  I have files all over the place and tend to use search for everything.  At the moment I will type something into the search and go and make a coffee and hope it's finished by time i get back.

 

 


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Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Eric from Lookeen. I just wanted to drop a quick note and let everyone know that we're listening, so if you have any questions, please post them here or DM me. 

 

@networkn: I'm sure Lookeen could handle that amount of data, might take a bit to index though. ;)  We use the old data set from Enron for testing. 

 

Anyways, best of luck to everyone on the giveaway! Cheers!





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  Reply # 1490009 10-Feb-2016 22:27
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I don't delete email as I often need to go back and reference it, but it takes a while and would love something to help find things quickly. I also have a lot of PDFs and random different files which would be great to search through and be able to compare quickly (some large folders of pretty much duplicates I need to sort out!)


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  Reply # 1490283 11-Feb-2016 12:09
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Have documents/files spread across the network drives and if I start a windows search before I go to bed, it would go on till the next day morning and would hand. I would have to kill it :-( I don't mind taking time to build index, if the search is faster after that, I will be glad.


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  Reply # 1491371 12-Feb-2016 20:46
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The lag and very limited search criteria available, then inevitably it's: "your emails are being indexed" or other error messages that come up..


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  Reply # 1491374 12-Feb-2016 20:54
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What I am getting from the thread contributors that almost everyone shares in common is how BAD windows search is. It's been that way since Vista. You'd think for a company that has invested so heavily in search, it would be a strong point!


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  Reply # 1493040 16-Feb-2016 09:33
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The endless wait on shared drives :

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1493443 16-Feb-2016 21:28
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I eventually give up and walk away. The lack of speed of search with Outlook and windows drove me to Google Webmail. Lookeen would hopefully lure me back....





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  Reply # 1493501 16-Feb-2016 22:37
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Hi everyone,

 

I hear your frustrations. Just a few notes about Lookeen: The amount of data that can be indexed is unlimited. (We haven't reached an upper limit yet.) Although I'd really like to run Lookeen against @Sideface 96TBs! :)

 

The other problem that stood out is indexing speed. You can actually throttle Lookeen's indexing speed to use your resources more efficiently. depending on the type of data and how much, you'll be able to find the best speed so you can continue to work.

 

@ScepticSceptic Lookeen utilizes shared indexes, so you only need to index once and that same index can be shared and searched by other users, which really helps speed up the process. 

 

@hairy1 I hope to see you back on Outlook soon ;)

 

I don't think @Freitasm mentioned it yet, but if you're only looking for desktop search (without email search) We have a free version that might help out those that don't win. The engine an features are exactly the same as the full version, minus Outlook searches.

 

Anyways, this is getting long. Good luck everyone and have a nice evening! 





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  Reply # 1494188 17-Feb-2016 17:39
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Where to begin - long waits, poor quality results, poor filter ability, lack of context sensitivity, slow across network and attached drives, rebuilding index takes forever... With emails and client folders and files going back twenty+ years it takes ages to find something you know you have but can't quite remember what it was called or who it was for.


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