Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

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thebat1
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Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by thebat1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:22 pm

I have tried everything to get "everything" to not show .INK files and folders in the results ? :?: :?: I had it set in the past and now cant seem to get it to work. Vista64
I don't need to see any shortcuts.
thanks so much!!

NotNull
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Re: Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by NotNull » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Try it with searching for:
!ext:lnk


("!" means NOT; for more search suggestions (and there are many!), see: https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/searching/ )

Good luck!

P.S. If you want a more permanent solution, you can create a filter (Menu:Seach > Organize Filters) with that search query and call it something like MyDefault (or any other name you like).
You can make that your default filter in Menu:Options > Tools > General > Home:
Filter: MyDefault
When that filter is active, you will no longer see .lnk files in the result list.

Bonus tip: enable Menu:View > Filters to see the filter in the top right corner of the EVerything Window (you can move it to the top left corner if you like that better)

thebat1
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Re: Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by thebat1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:06 pm

Excellent.. thanks so much..
I thought before I added it somehow to the exclude list... but anyway thanks again :D

void
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Re: Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by void » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:49 am

Also, if you wish to exclude lnk files from your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Change Exclude files to: *.lnk
  • Click OK.

thebat1
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Re: Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by thebat1 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:21 pm

void wrote:Also, if you wish to exclude lnk files from your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Change Exclude files to: *.lnk
  • Click OK.

must be a bug then?.. this is what I was trying and it did not work any more?

NotNull
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Re: Hide file AND folder Shortcuts?

Post by NotNull » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:10 pm

Works here (Win10, Everything 1.4.1.912 both 64-bit):
2018-09-18 18_04_51-Hide file AND folder Shortcuts_ - voidtools forum.png

BTW: Excluding files has some (little) side effects. For example the
empty:
function will report a folder as empty, even if there are .lnk files in it (Everything is no longer aware of those).

P.S. Don't pay attention to the enormous fonts (if thats possible :)). That's an experiment ..
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