Exclude folders from results?

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burma
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Exclude folders from results?

Post by burma » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:24 pm

I know how to Add Filter in the Options dialog, but is there a way to exclude folders directly in the search box?

So for example, I have this in search box:

*.doc* | *.xl* !*.lnk

which will search for Word and Excel files but will leave out shortcut (.lnk) files. But it also returns a bunch of folders which I'd also like to exclude.

I tried !folder: but that didn't work. Thanks

void
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by void » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks for reporting this, it looks like a bug.

!folder: should work, but the space after !folder: is not breaking the terms.

I am looking into it...

burma
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by burma » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:17 pm

void wrote:Thanks for reporting this, it looks like a bug.

!folder: should work, but the space after !folder: is not breaking the terms.

I am looking into it...
I just upgraded to 1.3.0.632b.

*.doc* | *.xl* !*.lnk !folder: now works for me.

This doesn't work though and I'm not sure if it should: !folder: *.doc* | *.xl* !*.lnk

void
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by void » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:21 pm

Yes, !folder: will only work if it comes last, otherwise it will eat all the other terms.

FullHouse3
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by FullHouse3 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:29 pm

burma wrote:
void wrote: *.doc* | *.xl* !*.lnk !folder: now works for me.

This doesn't work though and I'm not sure if it should: !folder: *.doc* | *.xl* !*.lnk

By adding the pointed brackets, ie: <!folder:>
the clause can be placed anywhere without problem.

To eliminate the hassle of having to type the extra brackets, add a filter for <!folder:>.

eg: nfld: for no folders.

BTW, I must say Everything is by far the most helpful tool I've ever used in the Windows environment.
Thank you.

vurtikas
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by vurtikas » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi!
I added to exclude folders list filter ?:\$Recycle.Bin\* to exclude Recycle on all drives from search result.
Why this do not work?

void
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Re: Exclude folders from results?

Post by void » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 pm

I added to exclude folders list filter ?:\$Recycle.Bin\* to exclude Recycle on all drives from search result.
Why this do not work?
This is a bug, thanks for reporting it.
Wildcard in paths will not work with the current beta.

You will have to add C:\$Recycle.Bin, D:\$Recycle.Bin, E:\$Recycle.Bin...etc

I have fixed this issue for the next beta release.

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