Excluding folders _vti*

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mdes
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Excluding folders _vti*

Post by mdes » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 pm

Hi,

I would like to exclude all the folders like _vti* but it does not work when defining this option. Any idea to solved my problem?

Thanks,
Michel.

ps: I tried without success with 2 rules (*\_vti*\* and _vti*) as specified in an old post.

void
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Re: Excluding folders _vti*

Post by void » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:00 am

Please try creating the two following filters (applies to 1.2.1.371):
  • Add Filter:
  • Set Type to Exclude.
  • Set the Filter to _vti*
  • Set Apply To to Files and folders.
  • Click OK.
  • Add Filter:
  • Set Type to Exclude.
  • Set the Filter to *\_vti*\*
  • Set Apply To to Files and folders.
  • Click OK.
With the latest alpha release you will only need to add a single _vti* filter.

dw0lf
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Re: Excluding folders _vti*

Post by dw0lf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:17 am

void wrote:Please try creating the two following filters (applies to 1.2.1.371):
  • Add Filter:
  • Set Type to Exclude.
  • Set the Filter to _vti*
  • Set Apply To to Files and folders.
  • Click OK.
  • Add Filter:
  • Set Type to Exclude.
  • Set the Filter to *\_vti*\*
  • Set Apply To to Files and folders.
  • Click OK.
With the latest alpha release you will only need to add a single _vti* filter.
I have a similar problem. I hope you don't mind my adding my question here.

I want to exclude all files in all folders that belong to a particular user account named "sam". I set two "exclude" filters as shown in the quoted reply, and I applied them to Files and folders. My two filters are:

*\sam\* and
*sam*

I am still seeing all the folders and files in sam's account. I also have tried multiple variants with no joy. Where is my error?

If I enter the exclusion in the search window, all of sam's files and folders do disappear. IOW if I enter the following: !*\sam\* in the search window, I do filter out sam's files and folders, but I want to do this exclusion via a filter that will apply automatically every time I open Everything.

Note: I am using version 1.2.1.371 in WinXP Pro, and I am running Everything from within a user account with administrator privilege.

Thanks for the help.

dw0lf

void
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Re: Excluding folders _vti*

Post by void » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:15 am

The exclude filter for *\sam\* applied to files and folders is correctly excluding all sam folders here.

Are the folders you wish to exclude are named exactly as sam, or do they have some extra characters or spaces?

Try using only the *\sam\* exclude filter for files and folders.

Please make sure exclude filter is an exclude type
Please make sure the exclude filter is an exclude filter and not an exclude folder.
Please make sure the exclude filter is applied to files and folders.

dw0lf
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Re: Excluding folders _vti*

Post by dw0lf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:03 am

void wrote:The exclude filter for *\sam\* applied to files and folders is correctly excluding all sam folders here.
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I uninstalled my copy and reinstaled Everything. Now *\sam\* works as expected. Problem solved.

Thanks for the help.

DW

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