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Submission + - Ask Slashdot : Indexing tool for home (multiple PCs / NAS ) ?

Altesse writes: I am obsessed with digital preservation and store my digital life and readings on multiple, mirrored, locations. The end result : thousands of files on my NASes at home, which include :
  • pictures and photos
  • archived mails, either in plain text or Outlook / Notes format
  • scriptures of loved / lost ones, either as plain text or Word format
  • scientific articles I found interesting, either HTML or PDF
  • some eBooks and comics
  • videos and mp3s of course

I try as much as I can to organize them, but it's time consuming and anyway does not solve the problem of searching through this amount of information (especially archived mails). What I'm looking for is an indexing tool that can crawl mapped drives, allows meta data editing and handles various file types for easy search.
In a nutshell, a Picasa for common file types. In the past, I had tried Google desktop search with mixed results, but it has been discontinued.

Are you aware of such a tool, free or not ?

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