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Is it possible to fine tune indexing to do things like:

  • don't index hidden files/directories
  • don't index sub-dirs/files of a certain pattern, e.g always ignore folders named "_svn"

I would rather not turn indexing off on a whole directory, but I need to disable it on temporary files used by a certain application.

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Some fine tuning can be done, , see this...windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/… –  Moab Feb 9 '11 at 17:02
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@Moab do you want to add an answer? –  Mr. Boy Mar 16 '11 at 10:15

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While I don't think you can tweak things quite as much as you would like, there are some tweaks that can be made on a file-type and path basis. Here's a couple of Win Vista/Win 7 articles from HelpDeskGeek:

  1. http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-vista-tips/add-folders-to-search-index-windows-vista/
  2. http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-file-search-indexing-options/
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