how to exclude a subdirectory from a search?

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BigDan
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how to exclude a subdirectory from a search?

Post by BigDan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:49 pm

One complication I've found in this program is that a number of results are from C:\users\myname\appdata and it's subfolders. Those links are usually irrelevant. Is there some way to omit those particular results?

Also, unrelated but can someone explain to me what that subfolder actually it?

Thanks!
Dan

jjk
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Re: how to exclude a subdirectory from a search?

Post by jjk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 pm

To hide *.lnk enter
!ext:lnk

Stamimail
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Re: how to exclude a subdirectory from a search?

Post by Stamimail » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:02 pm

BigDan wrote:Also, unrelated but can someone explain to me what that subfolder actually it?
https://www.howtogeek.com/318177/what-i ... n-windows/

Search the forum to learn more about exclude options.

void
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Re: how to exclude a subdirectory from a search?

Post by void » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:07 am

To exclude a folder such as the appdata folder from Everything:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Click Add filter....
  • Type in the following filter and click OK:
    c:\users\*\appdata
  • Click OK.
To temporarily exclude this appdata folder from a search, include the following in your search:
!c:\users\*\appdata\*

the appdata folder is used by Windows to store all application data and settings.
Each user has their own location for data and settings.

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