Searching (indexing) certain folders

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givegood
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Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby givegood » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:59 pm

I have two drives, C and D. I want Everything to search only one folder, say, D:\Work\.
I can exclude C:\, but I am not sure how I can exclude all other folders in D drive but for \Work\.

Also, under NTFS tab, C and D drives are both checked and I cannot remove them because as "remove" button is greyed out, resulting in duplicate results. Maybe this has something to do with above?

I think I used to be able to set up Everything to do this, but I might have changed some settings. I cannot figure out how to do that now. I'm using ver 1.4.1.877. Thank you.

Stamimail
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby Stamimail » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:45 pm

You need to use only NTFS tab in Options.
1. Select C drive in the Box
2. Disable "Include in database"
3. Select D drive in the Box
4. Insert in "Include Only:" D:\Work

givegood
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby givegood » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Stamimail wrote:You need to use only NTFS tab in Options.
1. Select C drive in the Box
2. Disable "Include in database"
3. Select D drive in the Box
4. Insert in "Include Only:" D:\Work


It worked, thank you!
Then if I want to include multiple folders, what keyword do I need to insert in "Include Only:"?

Stamimail
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby Stamimail » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:27 pm

Look at its tooltip. You need to use semi-colon as delimiter.

@void
semi-colon is a valid character for foldername. :?:
and another idea for selecting/diselecting Drives/Folders for indexing can be like this.

NotNull
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby NotNull » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Stamimail wrote:Look at its tooltip. You need to use semi-colon as delimiter.
semi-colon is a valid character for foldername.


Not tested, but I expect "c:\foldername;with;semicolon";"c:\other;folder" to work (enclose foldernames in "" )

Stamimail
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby Stamimail » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:49 pm

NotNull wrote:
Stamimail wrote:Look at its tooltip. You need to use semi-colon as delimiter.
semi-colon is a valid character for foldername.


Not tested, but I expect "c:\foldername;with;semicolon";"c:\other;folder" to work (enclose foldernames in "" )
I tested it before posting, it didn't work for some reason. :|

NotNull
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby NotNull » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:05 pm

Thanks for testing! :)

you're right: doesn't work. It doesn't accept "" foldernames at all (like "c:\windows").
Then I'm all out of suggestions.
Maybe in a future version of Everything....

givegood
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Re: Searching (indexing) certain folders

Postby givegood » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:50 pm

I just tested, and using semicolon without "" worked, just like D:\A;D:\B.
Thank you for the tips!


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