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Windows 7: Making a unsearchable 'system' folder...

22 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 64
 
 
Making a unsearchable 'system' folder...

I want to create my own folder that is unsearchable, just like how the contents of c:\windows do not show up when you do a root search. I have the 'dont search system folders' option set, and sure enough I have tested it works with c:\windows, however my new folder is still showing up. I created a folder c:\test, and did a 'attrib +s +h +r test' from a cmd prompt. The command took (the folder is now hidden), but windows does NOT seem to consider it a true 'system' folder (the contents STILL show up in a search).

What am I missing here? How do I flag this folder as a true 'system' folder so the contents wont show up in a search?

Thanks!

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22 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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22 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 64
 
 

Hmm interesting. Looks like a old article though, can anyone confirm it works on Windows 7? And also it looks like it only works for creating ONE folder since it depends on that special reg key they say to use?

*and does anyone know why this is so complicated? I am still baffled as to why attrib +s doesnt work...
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