How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

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Biff
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How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by Biff » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:09 am

How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters? E.g. exclude drive H: for searches in the filter "Everything".

Is it correct to add this to the search field: !H:
And more than one drive separated by a space: !H: !C:

Can one do a general exclution (for all filters) for special drives?

void
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Re: How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by void » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:26 am

Use the OR operator |

For example to search only your C: drive, G: drive or H: drive, search for:
c:|g:|h:

For example to search for all drives except your F: drive, X: drive and V: drive, search for:
!f: !x: !v:

salazor
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Re: How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by salazor » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:29 am

Yes, it will work:

Code: Select all

!H: !C:
Can one do a general exclution (for all filters) for special drives?
Which are special drives? - You can use the Exclude tab in options

Biff
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Re: How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by Biff » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am

Thank you very much!
Use the OR operator |

For example to search only your C: drive, G: drive or H: drive, search for:
c:|g:|h:

For example to search for all drives except your F: drive, X: drive and V: drive, search for:
!f: !x: !v:
Alright, I got it.
Which are special drives?QUOTE]
A part of my drives, e.g. H:, E:, G: or so.
Can one do a general exclution (for all filters) for special drives?

You can use the Exclude tab in options[/
To exclude a drive or more from indexing? I would like to (temporarily) exclude it / them from searching generally.

Many thanks again

salazor
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Re: How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by salazor » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:29 am

You need to use the Exclude tab in options - only there you exclude drives, folders, etc... from indexing.

Biff
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Re: How can one exclude a drive or more in the search filters?

Post by Biff » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Alright, actually I do not want exclude any drive / folder from indexing.

Many thanks

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