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Windows 7: Search Option

23 Dec 2009   #1
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
Search Option

I dont want the hidden folders and the contents thereof to be revealed in search.
But in Organize> folder and search options> search, I am confused how to do so. Please help.


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23 Dec 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Folder Options > View > Don't show hidden files...
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23 Dec 2009   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Folder Options > View > Don't show hidden files...
This is already done...I think this comes by default. But still , if I hide a folder containing some pdf files, and then search for pdf, all they are revealed. whar should I do to make them private? I dont want to use a program like microsoft private folder. Please suggest a way out.
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23 Dec 2009   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Arc,

Here's a thread in Microsoft Answers that sheds some light on the status of this issue... fortunately, it looks like a simple UI design oversight - if enough noise is made, perhaps they'll fix it soon: Why Does the Explorer Search Turn Up Files in Hidden Folders?

Happy Holidays,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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