How to restrict windows search regarding files from start menu


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    How to restrict windows search regarding files from start menu


    Hi ten forums, how can I disable my private files from showing in start menu after typing keywords search in start menu?
    I don't want some of my files to be shown in start menu. These files are showing under documents section.
    Is there any possibility to I restrict a particular folder so that it cannot be seen by Cortana when i search something?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, simply don't specify them to be indexed by Windows search, or move them to a folder or drive which is not indexed.

    See Indexing Options, Modify
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    Note that Cortana is simply a front end, and uses the normal Windows Search database, like the search field in file explorer.
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