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Searching all but one folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Bill

    Bill Flightless Bird

    I often need to search a large network drive for a filename (or part of) and
    it would speed up greatly if I could NOT search one particularly large
    directory that is used for day to day stuff. The directory I don't want to
    search is system generated and cannot be moved.

    Anyone know whether I can exclude a directory in the standard xp file
    search, or is there a freebie that will do it. Bear in mind it is on a
    network drive.

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards.
    Bill.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Use Agent Ransack and choose ALL the folders you want to search.

    Bill wrote:

    > I often need to search a large network drive for a filename (or part of)
    > and it would speed up greatly if I could NOT search one particularly
    > large directory that is used for day to day stuff. The directory I don't
    > want to search is system generated and cannot be moved.
    >
    > Anyone know whether I can exclude a directory in the standard xp file
    > search, or is there a freebie that will do it. Bear in mind it is on a
    > network drive.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    > Regards.
    > Bill.
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:55:16 -0000, "Bill" <bill@bill.com> wrote:

    >I often need to search a large network drive for a filename (or part of) and
    >it would speed up greatly if I could NOT search one particularly large
    >directory that is used for day to day stuff. The directory I don't want to
    >search is system generated and cannot be moved.
    >
    >Anyone know whether I can exclude a directory in the standard xp file
    >search, or is there a freebie that will do it. Bear in mind it is on a
    >network drive.
    >
    >Thanks for any help.
    >
    >Regards.
    >Bill.



    SuperFinder XT http://fsl.sytes.net/ssearch.html free .
     
  4. Bill

    Bill Flightless Bird

    Thanks both.
    Bill

    "Jim" <bojimbo261@googlemail.com> wrote in message
    news:tifbn59kmsrga9sibq6n8gcb300mdg44ti@4ax.com...
    > On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:55:16 -0000, "Bill" <bill@bill.com> wrote:
    >
    > >I often need to search a large network drive for a filename (or part of)

    and
    > >it would speed up greatly if I could NOT search one particularly large
    > >directory that is used for day to day stuff. The directory I don't want

    to
    > >search is system generated and cannot be moved.
    > >
    > >Anyone know whether I can exclude a directory in the standard xp file
    > >search, or is there a freebie that will do it. Bear in mind it is on a
    > >network drive.
    > >
    > >Thanks for any help.
    > >
    > >Regards.
    > >Bill.

    >
    >
    > SuperFinder XT http://fsl.sytes.net/ssearch.html free .
     

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