Want to search a single folder only

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tdneren
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Want to search a single folder only

Post by tdneren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:22 am

Hello

Before including the root c:/ folder in my searches, the Everything software keeps on including the c:/-folder.
This happens even though being excluded again >> I try to exclude by excluding the c:/-folder, which then excludes all folders - when I then remove c:/-folder and try to add 'the wished for'-folder, it jumps back into searching through all folders.

//br

Ice-Man
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Re: Want to search a single folder only

Post by Ice-Man » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:32 pm

I think the easiest way is infolder:"C:\Your Single Folder\"

tdneren
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Re: Want to search a single folder only

Post by tdneren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:43 pm

So if I go to Tools/Options/Indexes/Folders there should be a tab called "infolder"?
(in such case fine by me ... and hope it solves my problem :-) - still seems different from issue, where all the root hits appears and bother within results)

NotNull
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Re: Want to search a single folder only

Post by NotNull » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:55 pm

First of all: use \ instead of /.
/ is for www and unix; \ is what Windows uses.

I have a hard time understanding what you are actually asking., but I would give the same answer @Ice-Man did:

In the Everything search bar (right under the menu), type

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infolder:"C:\Your Single Folder\"
That will give you all files in the folder "C:\Your Single Folder\"

Ifyou want also files in subfolders of "C:\Your Single Folder\", type this in the search box:

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"C:\Your Single Folder\"
(You need to replace "C:\Your Single Folder\" with the actual foldername, of course (for example "C:\Windows")

Note:
The "" are not needed when the foldename has no spaces in it,

tdneren
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Re: Want to search a single folder only

Post by tdneren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:28 pm

ok get the approach ... scripting the text field with a \ will work for me (as alternative to the/my 'lazy windows OS' handling)
//thx

NotNull
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Re: Want to search a single folder only

Post by NotNull » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:53 pm

Everything has a "lazy" setting, especially for you :) :

When you enable Replace forward slashes with backslashes , you can also use a / in the search box too, like c:/windows

That setting can be found under Menu:Tools > Options > Search

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