Is search read-only with respect to the drive being searched?

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I need to search a .vhd image of my system hard drive but the image (normally) is attached read-only. If it would be written to, it would probably interfere with the image restore process. If by mistake I were to attach the image as writable and the search wrote to it, that would be very bad.


asked Sep 26, 2016 by jancrochet (30 points)

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Yes, searches are read-only but since they're done using the Windows API you can't rule out the possibility that Windows could try writing to the drive information such as Last Access time.

FileLocator Pro only writes to the AppData folder on a PC and the Temp folder, as defined in the Configuration->Advanced->Folders Settings.

answered Sep 26, 2016 by dave (55,690 points)