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Windows 7: Excluded from indexed folders are included in indexing

28 Oct 2013   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
Excluded from indexed folders are included in indexing

First post.

I always used to be able to exclude certain folders from indexing but for some unknown reason now I can't.

I go to 'modify' in indexing options, deselect the folder(s) that I want to exclude, and they appear in the 'excluded' column, same as before. I click on 'advanced' and then 'rebuild index' and then after it starts to rebuild, the excluded folder name immediately disappears from the 'excluded' folder column, and is then indexed.

Any idea from anyone as to how to resolve this enormously appreciated.


Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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28 Oct 2013   #2

dual boot Win Pro XP 32bit/Win 7 Pro 32-bit + dual boot Win 7 Pro 64-bit/Win 8.1 64-bit

Personally, I hate Windows search to in its entirety. I simply turn off ALL indexing and use SearchMyFiles (IMO another great Nirsoft freeware tool). I find it and easier and simpler user interface for searches and options
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