Can Everything hide duplicated finds from a network drive?

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katriik
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Can Everything hide duplicated finds from a network drive?

Post by katriik » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:32 pm

We're migrating our network drive to SharePoint.

Because SharePoint is synced with our computers, the files are consequently available in C.
However, a copy is also available on the network drive, making most of the files duplicated.

Is there a way to have the duplicated file hidden?

therube
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Re: Can Everything hide duplicated finds from a network drive?

Post by therube » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:52 pm

I don't know SharePoint, but I'd imagine you could exclude whatever is necessary such that it doesn't show up.
Be it something like; \\NAS\backups\ or whatever the case may be.
Tools | Options | Indexes -> Exclude

I do that for both a backup drive, & also for a drive that died that is no longer in the system.
(With the dead drive, I don't want to get rid of its information - yet, but I want to filter it out, currently.)

void
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Re: Can Everything hide duplicated finds from a network drive?

Post by void » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:20 am

Removing duplicates on the fly would be too CPU expensive.

Consider adding a filter to limit your results to either the share point sync folder or your nas folder.

For example:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: SharePoint Sync
  • Change the Search to: "C:\Users\<username>\OneDrive\"
    -where <username> is your username and OneDrive is the SharePoint sync folder.
  • Click OK.
  • From the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change the Name to: NAS
  • Change the Search to: "J:\"
    -where J: is your network drive.
  • Click OK.
Filters can be activated from the Search menu, Filter bar (View -> Filters), right clicking the status bar, filter macro or filter keyboard shortcut.

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