I only want to index folders, not files.

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BigLaz
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I only want to index folders, not files.

Post by BigLaz » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:15 pm

I need to index all the folders on a drive, but not the files. I have thousands of folders. Where would I set this in Options? Thanks for any and all help!!

therube
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Re: I only want to index folders, not files.

Post by therube » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:48 pm

I believe this is one way to do it...
Tools | Options | Indexes | Exclude -> Exclude files:
regex:.*

NotNull
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Re: I only want to index folders, not files.

Post by NotNull » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:25 pm

Exclude Files:
*
should work too

Alternatively, you can keep all foiders AND files in the database and select Search > Folder from the menu to *show* only folders

Afterwards, you can select Menu:Search > Everything to show files and folders.

minsik
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Re: I only want to index folders, not files.

Post by minsik » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:50 pm

or setup a hot key for two filters, Show everything or show only folders.
I use similar to show only local c: or only network shares (remote folders).

Also from the main menu, select View, show filters on. On the right of the search bar will appear the filter selection dropdown, select folders from in there to filter on folders only.

Seems there are many ways to swing the cat!.
Again Everything is a useful and necessary component of any windows for me to use these days.
Thanks to the illustrious author.

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