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If I want to search only a folder (such as the root c:\) and not include any subfolders, then I use this command:
Can someone explain the syntax of this part: \*\*
It looks a bit like some form of regex but can't be because regex is not enabled.
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\*\* basically means match another \ any where after the first \
The * is a wildcard.
* will match any character any number of times
! is the Everything NOT operator.
We also need to add the trailing * because Everything matches the entire filename when using wildcards.
Putting it altogether, !c:\*\* will match anything that does not have a second \ in the full path.
You may also like to try the following parent: search function:
This will only show results that are in the root of your C: drive.