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How Do I Exclude Folder Locations From IndexSearch Results

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The following windows command line is being used to perform a search:

C:\Portable\FileLocatorPro\FileLocatorPro.exe -idxname MyIndexName -r -c "invoices"

Is it possible to specify a folder location to exclude from index using the Index Manager?

If not, is it possible to filter a folder location (e.g. "E:\Archive") using the command line?

asked Jun 30, 2017 by brainflurry (110 points)

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In the index location use the 'Specific locations' as you would the Look In field, e.g. to index the 'E' drive but exclude the Archive folder:

Exclude folder

answered Jun 30, 2017 by dave (55,690 points)
selected Jun 30, 2017 by brainflurry
That's perfect for permanent folder location exclusions. Thank you.

If someone wanted to temporarily exclude a folder location from a search, could it be filtered from the command line?

I was able to find documentation on how to do it via the GUI here: http://help.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/en/persistent_search_filters.htm
Not at the moment, all files in the index are searched. In future more control over which files are searched will be available.