Let me see if I can clear this up a bit.
The filters that we were
using are -c: -user
. The reason is before the great rebirth there where two file paths the flooders used.
C:\documents and settings\wierdusernamehere\My documents\bogus file
Eliminating the user file path is easy its a simple step of typing -user
in the search.
Eliminating the c: drive file path was harder, for simplicity we asked for typing -c:
and when real files where found you go to your transfers screen and right click the file and choose 'Find Sources Now' or 'Search For Alternatives' ..either would re-introduce the legitimate C: Drive users back into your results.
Thankfully the latter of those is not necessary at this time. You can successfully eliminate 99.9% of fakes by using the -user
filter in your searches, there are almost no real users with this file path so we are not loosing out on legitimate sources with this one.
I hope this answers your questions about the drive letters, your files will come up that are located on E: F: S: drives in either instance.. the C: is the main drive folks share from and was a bit of a trick to get more sources and eliminate fakes at the same time.
Also in re-reading your post, let me also make clear that Winmx doesnt only search C drives by default, names and Hashes are what are used to give results in searches, so unless you use a - sign to eliminate or a ~ sign to include a word, letter or number WinMx will just look at all shared files uploaded to the primary in order to return your results.
hope this helped and not confused more..