Folders question - let's be clear about this

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Jose Hidalgo
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Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by Jose Hidalgo » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm not an Everything user yet, because I need an answer to this question to start using it.

I've searched the forums and I see that Everything has the possibility to search only for files, or only for folders (something about typing file: , folder: , !folder: , etc.)
However this seems to have to be done for every search.

I want to use Everything to search only for folders without having to specify it for every new search.
So, can I configure Everything to search only for folders once and for all ?

Thanks in advance. :)

therube
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Re: Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by therube » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:04 pm

One method would be to set the Filter to Folder.
(View | Filters, if need be.)

Jose Hidalgo
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Re: Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by Jose Hidalgo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:56 pm

Thanks. What if I wanted it to show only folders and applications ? Would that be possible too ?

therube
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Re: Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by therube » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:40 pm

> Applications

?

Maybe Match Path will help?
(Search | Match Path)

Stamimail
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Re: Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by Stamimail » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:46 pm

Can't we add a Custom Filter/Search to Filters?
So that we can includes Folders & Apps ?

Edit:
I looked for it in the Preferences. At last I found it in the GUI.
GO TO:
Search > Organize Filters
Add a new Filter (In your case I think the custom search would be "folder: | .exe")
After that,
GO TO:
Preferences > Home > Filter:
Choose your custom Filter.

Good Luck

Jose Hidalgo
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Re: Folders question - let's be clear about this

Post by Jose Hidalgo » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:58 pm

Thanks ! For the record I've started using Everything (which looks great so far), and this filter is giving me good results :

folder: | ext:exe;lnk

This way Everything only shows folders, apps and shortcuts.

I have also excluded the recycle bin contents (C:\$recycle.bin , D:\$recycle.bin and so on).

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