Excluding Folders => Rescan of Datbase!?

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viking
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Excluding Folders => Rescan of Datbase!?

Post by viking » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:08 am

When I add or remove an exclusion (Folders), the database is rescanned. Is this a bug or is it by design?

void
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Re: Excluding Folders => Rescan of Datbase!?

Post by void » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:29 am

This is by design.

The exclusion process takes place when "Everything" Indexes.
"Everything" will need to re-index if you change the exclude parameters.

If you want to temporarily exclude a file or folder use a exclamation mark (!) before your search.

For example, to exclude abc from your search:

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!abc
To exclude the windows folder, and all its subfolders and files:

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!c:\windows

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