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How to search for files using Qsirch ?

About Qsirch

Qsirch is a fast, full-text search engine that enables you to search for files based on names, content, and metadata.

Introduce the Home Page

The default Qsirch home page displays files grouped into categories. Use the arrows on the side to navigate through other files in the same group.

In addition to displaying files by "File Type", files can be grouped by other grouping categories such as "Date Modified", or "Data Size".

After selecting one of the grouping conditions, use the color bar to search within the category.

Click on a file to display a preview* and find out more information for that file. In the preview window, choose to open the file in your web browser, open the folder containing the file in File Station, or download the file to your PC.

*The following file types can be previewed: images, music, videos, PDF, email file (.eml). Other file formats may not be supported.

Use the buttons on the header to reload the page and to see the indexing progress.

Start Searching

Click on the search bar and common file types will be listed, select a file format to search for. Or you may enter a keyword to immediately start the search.

Use the filter on the right to narrow down the search parameters.

For example, you can filter your search result based on modified date and file size.

Click in the search bar and begin typing and Qsirch will automatically suggest keywords and previous searches. You can see instant results as you type.

To restrict the search to an exact match, add double quotes around the search term (for example, "qnap nas").

Enter "/" in the search bar to restrict a search to a specific path. This will automatically list the available paths that can be searched. Select the specific path to be searched from the options available.

The same result can be achieved by typing path:"/path" (e.g. path:"/ Multimedia").

Click on the check boxes of the file icons in the results to select multiple files.

After selecting files, use the toolbar functions to download, open, or share the files with others using a share link.

Set up Indexed Folders

Go to "More" > "Settings" to exclude folders from being searched.

Click "Add" to exclude folders.

After selecting a folder, all its subfolders will automatically be checked. After you click "Add", the selected folders will appear on the list.

Click "Save" to save the settings.

Check Search History

Go to "More" > "History" to find your search history. Search records can be deleted here also.

Qsirch uses previously saved searches to provide search suggestions. Removing a saved search from the search history will prevent that search hint from appearing.

Qsirch Chrome Extension – Qsirch Helper

Install the Qsirch Helper add-on from Chrome Web Store to enable Qsirch from your Chrome Browser.

Click on the Qsirch Helper icon on the right of the address bar to search the web and your QNAP NAS simultaneously.

Add a new connection with your NAS by entering its IP address, username, password and specifying connection options. Then click "save" to save the new connection.

After the connection is created, use Qsirch Helper to search by entering the keyword in Qsirch Helper.

Enable the simultaneous search option to search the Internet and your QNAP NAS simultaneously. The search results from your NAS will be displayed on the right alongside the internet search results.

Similarly, type path:"/path" (e.g. path:"/ Multimedia") to search under a target folder.

Availability & Compatibility

Qsirch is available from App Center in QTS.

System Requirements: x86 models require 2GB RAM. ARM models require 4GB RAM.
Additional RAM is recommended for optimal performance.
Firmware Requirement: QTS 4.2.0 (or newer).
The file sharing function requires QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).

Release date: 2016-07-27
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