unable to skip c:\windows

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phoenix
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unable to skip c:\windows

Post by phoenix » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:59 am

Exclude Hidden Files and folder - Checked
Exclude System Files and Folders - Checked
Enable exclude list - Checked

C:\Windows

I have added this folder C:\Windows in the exclude folder list but the Everything on startup continues to search in C:\Windows. it freezes the app for a 2-3 minutes. Why?? How to resolve this ?

Can I skip the C: drive completely !!??

therube
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Re: unable to skip c:\windows

Post by therube » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:49 pm

I have added this folder C:\Windows in the exclude folder list but the Everything on startup continues to search in C:\Windows.
Might you have also added C: itself as a folder index?
it freezes the app for a 2-3 minutes.
This freezing happens only when C:\Windows is added to the Exclude list, or it happens regardless?
Can I skip the C: drive completely
Add C:\ to the exclude list?

void
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Re: unable to skip c:\windows

Post by void » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:21 am

To exclude your C: drive:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the NTFS tab on the left.
  • Select C:
  • Uncheck Include in database.

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