How to stop Windows 10 Search from showing results from Sys folders?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
       #1

    How to stop Windows 10 Search from showing results from Sys folders?


    the most annoying are shortcut results from 2 'recent' folders:
    C:\Users\ADMIN\Recent
    and
    C:\Users\ADMIN\AppData\Roaming\
    folders.

    I checked the Indexing options and C is unchecked from indexing locations, there are no folders I don't want except Start Menu (could not find a way to remove it).

    How do I get rid of search results from 'Recent' and AppData?
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  2. Posts : 35,586
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    How do you stop Windows search giving results from those folders?

    You say you've deselected them - when you deselected C:, did you notice a reduction in the number of indexed items? You can test that happens to check search indexing is working normally.

    Otherwise, have you tried rebuilding the index?

    There's also a search indexing trouble shooter.
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  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina, thanks for the reply.

    it is starting to increase when i add C and back to number I started with when i deselect C

    Still showing me results from 'Recent' folders after i rebuilt index..
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  4. Posts : 35,586
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Hi, I don't have C:\Users\ADMIN\Recent
    but if I deselect this:
    How to stop Windows 10 Search from showing results from Sys folders?-snap-2019-09-18-21.42.40.png
    and click OK, the number of indexed items reduces.

    I then find that items here:
    C:\Users\ADMIN\AppData\Roaming\
    are not indexed, exactly as I'd expect.
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