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Windows 7: How do i turn off search indexing on one folder only

04 Jul 2013   #1
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How do i turn off search indexing on one folder only

My download folder is being indexed when i open it. It is on drive E: not C: so i dont think its the windows indexing i think it might be a seperate switch somewhere as my other folders on E are not indexed. Its just a huge page to wait for this thing to get done indexing every time i open it.

How do i turn this off for this folder. Thanks.


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04 Jul 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Durango,

You could remove the folder location from your index to no longer have it indexed.

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jul 2013   #3
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

That worked perfect thanks so much, i searched and search forever and never knew all those items were hidden behind the icon view in control panel wow.. Perfect solution nice job thanks so much. It is reindexing now after the changes.
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04 Jul 2013   #4
Brink

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You're most welcome.
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