Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

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beau
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Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by beau »

Is there a way to not include deleted files that are in the Recycle Bin in searches?
For example, I'd like not to see such as this:
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Running Win 10 64-bit
Stamimail
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by Stamimail »

Look at
Options > Exclude (tab)
void
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by void »

To exclude the Recycle Bin from your search results, include the following in your search:
!c:\$recycle.bin\

Note: ! = NOT

To exclude the Recycle Bin from your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Click Add Folder....
  • Type in C:\$recycle.bin and click OK.
  • Click OK.
To exclude the Recycle Bin on all drives from your Everything index:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Exclude tab on the left.
  • Click Add Filter....
  • Type in ?:\$recycle.bin and click OK.
  • Click OK.
Titule
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by Titule »

To exclude the Recycle Bin from your search results, include the following in your search:
!c:\$recycle.bin\
Not precisely. This excludes only the wastebin of the C: drive.

When I search for undeleted files, I want to exclude ALL recycle-bins.
I'd expect that
!?:\$recycle.bin\
should do that, but it doesn't.

I don't want ALL wastebins in all searches excluded to be able to find a deleted document one day. so I'd rather not exclude them in the options where I will forget about it.

So how could I find all undeleted let's say word-documents in a search without excluding them in the options?
There should be an easy way to do that because most times you search for undeleted files.
horst.epp
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by horst.epp »

Titule wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:21 pm So how could I find all undeleted let's say word-documents in a search without excluding them in the options?
There should be an easy way to do that because most times you search for undeleted files.
I can't understand this ?
Of course we are searching for undeleted files with Everything.
You simply have to decide if you want to see recycle.bin files or not.
void
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by void »

Please try the following exclude filter:

!?:\$recycle.bin\**

Wildcards force Everything to match the whole filename.
? = match a single character.
* = match any character (except \) any number of times.
** = match any character any number of times.
void
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Re: Omit Recycle Bin Files From Search

Post by void »

Please be aware that if you exclude your recycle bin, then undelete files, those files will remain excluded from your Everything index.

An alternative to excluding files is Omit Results (in development).

Omit results allows you to exclude the recycle bin from your results and instantly toggle this option.
(where as changing your exclude options would require a reindex)

Everything will track changes to omitted results in the background.
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