I have a dual boot system. Windows 8.1 and Linux Ubuntu 16.04 on separate drives.
In my Windows system, i hit the super key and search for something that i want to find. I couldn't be happier with Windows search especially if i properly enable the indexing capabilities.
Now Linux isn't that good i'm afraid, or i haven't unlocked all its potential. When i'm working with Linux i often (or always) mount the Windows drive as well in order to gain access to all my files. I usually keep all my files into the Windows system and i prefer a common place where i can store all my material which isn't OS specific. Since i have worked with Windows much more than with Linux i keep them there.
Now when i hit the super key on Linux and search for something it lists every file on the system, like Windows. But it doesn't display Windows files! Something like that is understandable with Windows, since it doesn't recognize the ext4 file system of Linux. However Linux recognizes Windows ntfs so it should be able to list them.
For example, I have created a few junctions on various Linux folders that point to corresponding Windows Folders on the other drive. For example on linux->Pictures i have a link that points to Pictures on my Windows drive and user directory, same with Music, same with Documents and Videos and Downloads (that's pretty much it).
What i want is when i search for something in Ubuntu to list all files in my Windows drive too. Why isn't that happening? Should i enable something somewhere in order for Linux to index those Windows files as well (not system files, just regular documents, ebooks, music, videos etc, etc)? Will anything happen with those files? Is that even possible? Are there any risks? I perform searches often and this possibility would be very desirable for me.
Thanks in advance.