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    search results include path


    Does anyone know how to tell the windows search function to NOT include words that are in the file path?

    For example, I search for "Brad" and the search result lists all files that are in subfolder "c:/document/Brad/ even though none of the files had "Brad" in the filename or file content.

    RB

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  2. #2


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bru4444 View Post
    Does anyone know how to tell the windows search function to NOT include words that are in the file path?

    For example, I search for "Brad" and the search result lists all files that are in subfolder "c:/document/Brad/ even though none of the files had "Brad" in the filename or file content.

    RB
    I have indexing turned off, therefore my results may vary to yours, however, it'll probably help if you're more specific in the search term with regards to what it is you're actually looking for. It's usually a case of working out what it is you want to search for exactly, then playing around to find the best search string to get the results you want. For example, you could try the following strings and see if that produces the results you're after:

    Code:
    brad kind:=document
    or
    Code:
    brad NOT kind:=folders
    Check out the following tutorial that shows various different types of search terms and how they can be used, which should get you started:

    Search - Find More with Filters and Operators


    As a side note, although it's possible to directly exclude names in the actual file path itself by using path:~! as shown below (~! means 'Does Not Contain'), I doubt this is what you're actually looking for, as doing so will probably also exclude search locations that I'd imagine you still want to search in.

    Code:
    brad path:~!"c:/document/Brad/"
    or
    Code:
    brad path:~!"brad"
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