Remove excluded folders from index

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bibliomusic
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Remove excluded folders from index

Post by bibliomusic » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:13 am

I added filters after all my drives were indexed to prevent "recycle bin", "system volume information" and "recycle bin" from being indexed. Is there a way to eliminate anything in these folders on any drive from being in the Everything database after it was created? I really don't want to have to re-index all my drives (over twenty) and adding these folders with numerous wild cards to the exclude list does not retrospectively delete these folders from my existing database.

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Re: Remove excluded folders from index

Post by void » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:21 am

To exclude $recycle.bin and system volume information on all drives without performing a rebuild:

In Everything, type in the following search:
!?:\$recycle.bin\** !?:\system volume information\**

If you find this search useful, please consider adding it as a filter:
  • In Everything, from the Search menu, click Add to filters....
  • Change Name to:
    No Junk
  • Change Search to:
    !?:\$recycle.bin\** !?:\system volume information\**
  • 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.



Adding to your Exclude list in Tools -> Options -> Exclude only requires a rebuild in memory (quick).
Removing or changing an item in your Exclude list requires a full rebuild from disk (slow).

To exclude $recycle.bin and system volume information on all drives from your index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Click Add Filter....
  • Change the filter to the following and click OK:
    ?:\$recycle.bin
  • Click Add Filter....
  • Change the filter to the following and click OK:
    ?:\system volume information
  • Click OK.
    -Everything will perform a rebuild.

bibliomusic
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Re: Remove excluded folders from index

Post by bibliomusic » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:47 pm

Thank you, that did it perfectly.

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