Exclude files in search bar

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jwayne
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Exclude files in search bar

Post by jwayne » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:23 pm

Would be nice to be have a flag to exclude files (or directories) in the search box. I do not want to use tools, options, exclude except for permanent excludes (it is too awkward to do this on an ad-hoc basis.) Otherwise, this program is perfect!

therube
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Re: Exclude files in search bar

Post by therube » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:17 pm

In general, drive selector checkboxes might be a benefit, IMO.

Otherwise something like:

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c:\tmp\ !\nx\ !\zune !\x !\win\
Would search C:\TMP but not the directories \nx\ or \win\ or any directory starting with \zune (so \zune or \zunetoday). (The closing backslash makes a difference in what is matched.)

Perhaps extending the Filter box (rather then having to enter directly in the search bar) to allow some semi-permanent Inclusions or Exclusions. So Filter would show, "+\C:\ -\nx\ -\zune -\win\" which would search only C: drive, excluding nx & win directories & any directory beginning with \zune.

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