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Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #329] Tue, 06 October 2015 09:44 Go to next message
Peter Carr
Messages: 3
Registered: October 2015
Junior Member
Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes up
with the error message:

*No file or folder has been indexed*
*Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*

It makes searching very tedious because the dialog box comes up after every
single letter I type and I have to click OK to make the box go away before
I can type the next letter.

I've been using Foxtrot for months and not aware of doing anything
differently.

Any ideas?
Re: Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #330 is a reply to message #329] Thu, 08 October 2015 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 385
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
Peter Carr wrote:

> Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes up
> with the error message:
>
> *No file or folder has been indexed*
> *Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*

Are you using FoxTrot Personal, or Professional?
It seems that "search as you type" is enabled in the preferences, and your index (or the currently selected index, in case of FT Professional) no longer contains any data; make sure that some folders are indexed, in the "Files" preference pane (FT Personal), or in the "indexed data" pane of the "manage indices" window (FT Professional).


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Re: Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #336 is a reply to message #330] Sat, 17 October 2015 04:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter Carr
Messages: 3
Registered: October 2015
Junior Member
I'm using Professional. The thing is, indexes do exist. Suppose the first
letter I type is 's'. The error message says nothing is indexed. I click OK
to get rid of the message, then I get a long list of files containing the
letter 's'. Then suppose, I type a second letter 't'. The error message
comes up again. After I dismiss the error message, I now get a long list of
files containing the letters 'st'. And so on.

On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:46:26 AM UTC-5, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> Peter Carr wrote:
>
>> Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes
> up
>> with the error message:
>>
>> *No file or folder has been indexed*
>> *Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*
>
> Are you using FoxTrot Personal, or Professional?
> It seems that "search as you type" is enabled in the preferences, and your
> index (or the currently selected index, in case of FT Professional) no
> longer contains any data; make sure that some folders are indexed, in the
> "Files" preference pane (FT Personal), or in the "indexed data" pane of the
> "manage indices" window (FT Professional).
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> "I used to spend hours and hours looking for a file that I swear that
> I had on one of my drives, but just could not locate. FoxTrot Personal
> Search has saved me countless hours of frustration. I strongly
> recommend
> this to anyone who is tired of misplacing files and then having that
> bad
> feeling when you can't find it."
> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on download.cnet.com
>
> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>
>
>
>
Re: Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #337 is a reply to message #336] Sat, 17 October 2015 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CTM Development
Messages: 57
Registered: April 2014
Member
Hello,

Have you tried disabling Search as you type as suggested ? Then if I were you I would rebuild the index to be on the safe side.

Regards,

jean michel/ctm qa

> On 16 oct. 2015, at 21:40, Peter Carr wrote:
>
> I'm using Professional. The thing is, indexes do exist. Suppose the first letter I type is 's'. The error message says nothing is indexed. I click OK to get rid of the message, then I get a long list of files containing the letter 's'. Then suppose, I type a second letter 't'. The error message comes up again. After I dismiss the error message, I now get a long list of files containing the letters 'st'. And so on.
>
>> On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:46:26 AM UTC-5, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>> Peter Carr wrote:
>>
>>> Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes up
>>> with the error message:
>>>
>>> *No file or folder has been indexed*
>>> *Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*
>>
>> Are you using FoxTrot Personal, or Professional?
>> It seems that "search as you type" is enabled in the preferences, and your index (or the currently selected index, in case of FT Professional) no longer contains any data; make sure that some folders are indexed, in the "Files" preference pane (FT Personal), or in the "indexed data" pane of the "manage indices" window (FT Professional).
>>
>>
>> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>>
>>
>> "I used to spend hours and hours looking for a file that I swear that
>> I had on one of my drives, but just could not locate. FoxTrot Personal
>> Search has saved me countless hours of frustration. I strongly recommend
>> this to anyone who is tired of misplacing files and then having that bad
>> feeling when you can't find it."
>> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on download.cnet.com
>>
>> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Re: Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #339 is a reply to message #337] Sun, 18 October 2015 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter Carr
Messages: 3
Registered: October 2015
Junior Member
I disabled Search as you Type and Rebuilt all the Running Indexes. I still
get the error message but not until pressing Search.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:48:13 AM UTC-5, CTM Development wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Have you tried disabling Search as you type as suggested ? Then if I were
> you I would rebuild the index to be on the safe side.
>
> Regards,
>
> jean michel/ctm qa
>
> On 16 oct. 2015, at 21:40, Peter Carr <riska...@gmail.com >
> wrote:
>
> I'm using Professional. The thing is, indexes do exist. Suppose the first
> letter I type is 's'. The error message says nothing is indexed. I click OK
> to get rid of the message, then I get a long list of files containing the
> letter 's'. Then suppose, I type a second letter 't'. The error message
> comes up again. After I dismiss the error message, I now get a long list of
> files containing the letters 'st'. And so on.
>
> On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:46:26 AM UTC-5, FoxTrot Engineering
> wrote:
>>
>> Peter Carr wrote:
>>
>>> Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes
>> up
>>> with the error message:
>>>
>>> *No file or folder has been indexed*
>>> *Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*
>>
>> Are you using FoxTrot Personal, or Professional?
>> It seems that "search as you type" is enabled in the preferences, and
>> your index (or the currently selected index, in case of FT Professional) no
>> longer contains any data; make sure that some folders are indexed, in the
>> "Files" preference pane (FT Personal), or in the "indexed data" pane of the
>> "manage indices" window (FT Professional).
>>
>>
>> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>>
>>
>> "I used to spend hours and hours looking for a file that I swear that
>> I had on one of my drives, but just could not locate. FoxTrot
>> Personal
>> Search has saved me countless hours of frustration. I strongly
>> recommend
>> this to anyone who is tired of misplacing files and then having that
>> bad
>> feeling when you can't find it."
>> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on download.cnet.com
>>
>> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Re: Error message: No file or folder has been indexed [message #340 is a reply to message #339] Wed, 21 October 2015 11:08 Go to previous message
FoxTrot Engineering
Messages: 385
Registered: April 2020
Senior Member
You probably have multiple indices selected in the Sources list, one of them being empty. Either delete this index from the Manage Indices window, or add some folders to it.


Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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[than Spotlight], better results, easy to filter. In order to use
FoxTrot properly, one clicks a preference to disable Spotlight.
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Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
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Peter Carr wrote:

> I disabled Search as you Type and Rebuilt all the Running Indexes. I still
> get the error message but not until pressing Search.
>
> On Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 10:48:13 AM UTC-5, CTM Development wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Have you tried disabling Search as you type as suggested ? Then if I were
>> you I would rebuild the index to be on the safe side.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> jean michel/ctm qa
>>
>> On 16 oct. 2015, at 21:40, Peter Carr <riska...@gmail.com >
>> wrote:
>>
>> I'm using Professional. The thing is, indexes do exist. Suppose the first
>> letter I type is 's'. The error message says nothing is indexed. I click OK
>> to get rid of the message, then I get a long list of files containing the
>> letter 's'. Then suppose, I type a second letter 't'. The error message
>> comes up again. After I dismiss the error message, I now get a long list of
>> files containing the letters 'st'. And so on.
>>
>> On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 2:46:26 AM UTC-5, FoxTrot Engineering
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Peter Carr wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just recently, after every key press in a search box, a dialog box comes
>>> up
>>>> with the error message:
>>>>
>>>> *No file or folder has been indexed*
>>>> *Foxtrot will only find information within indexed folders.*
>>>
>>> Are you using FoxTrot Personal, or Professional?
>>> It seems that "search as you type" is enabled in the preferences, and
>>> your index (or the currently selected index, in case of FT
> Professional) no
>>> longer contains any data; make sure that some folders are indexed, in the
>>> "Files" preference pane (FT Personal), or in the "indexed data" pane
> of the
>>> "manage indices" window (FT Professional).
>>>
>>>
>>> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>>>
>>>
>>> "I used to spend hours and hours looking for a file that I swear that
>>> I had on one of my drives, but just could not locate. FoxTrot
>>> Personal
>>> Search has saved me countless hours of frustration. I strongly
>>> recommend
>>> this to anyone who is tired of misplacing files and then having that
>>> bad
>>> feeling when you can't find it."
>>> FoxTrot Personal Search user comment on download.cnet.com
>>>
>>> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>


Jérôme - FoxTrot Engineering
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