How to search only one directory deep?

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Specular
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How to search only one directory deep?

Post by Specular » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:52 am

So I read the docs and found this section:
Limit the search to a single folder:

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c:\windows\ !c:\windows\*\*
I'd like to be able to search only one directory deep. This is the code I'm currently using for an 'Apps' search filter:

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<"C:\Portable Apps\"|"C:\Program Files\"|"C:\Program Files (x86)\"> .exe
However after trying to exclude sub directories deeper than one deep it failed. Tried !"C:\Program Files\*\*" but it filters out everything.

How can I create a filter that only searches one directory deep?

therube
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Re: How to search only one directory deep?

Post by therube » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:49 am

Limit the search to a single folder:

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c:\windows\ !c:\windows\*\*
Note that the ! is an ! (exclamation, aka a NOT) not a | ("bar", aka OR).

I'd like to be able to search only one directory deep. This is the code I'm currently using for an 'Apps' search filter:

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<"C:\Portable Apps\"|"C:\Program Files\"|"C:\Program Files (x86)\"> .exe
Try

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<"C:\Portable Apps\"|"C:\Program Files\"|"C:\Program Files (x86)\">   parents:3   .exe
(:3 is probably what you're after [in this case] rather then :2)

Specular
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Re: How to search only one directory deep?

Post by Specular » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Ah, the parents: parameter is just what I'm looking for! Cheers :)

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