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Windows 7: Search in hidden folders?

22 Nov 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rathori View Post
Yes, that's the way I have my folder options set.
Hidden folders and files don't show up as search results, but non-hidden files which are located in hidden folders do, and I want them to not be shown.
Ah, I thought that you were saying that the hidden files and folders were showing up despite having your settings set like above.

As a workaround, you can just set the individual files or folders like this to be hidden using OPTION ONE in the turorial below.

Hidden Files and Folders - Vista Forums


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22 Nov 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One other thing you may want to try is to re-index the system - if these files were ever indexed, unless you manually delete them or re-index they will remain in the database.
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23 Nov 2009   #13
Rathori

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
As a workaround, you can just set the individual files or folders like this to be hidden.
I don't want to change my visibility settings, but I hoped there is a way to keep windows search engine away from what I store in hidden folders.

Since it seems to be impossible, I'll just keep the things the way they are now.

Thanks for trying to help.
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23 Nov 2009   #14
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rathori View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
As a workaround, you can just set the individual files or folders like this to be hidden.
I don't want to change my visibility settings, but I hoped there is a way to keep windows search engine away from what I store in hidden folders.

Since it seems to be impossible, I'll just keep the things the way they are now.

Thanks for trying to help.
Did you read my post, and did you try it?
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23 Nov 2009   #15
Rathori

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Did you read my post, and did you try it?
Yes I did. Forgot to reply, sorry.
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