1.    21 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows Search/Magnifier-Icon: How to stop showing indexed pictures?


    All my own private pictures (with all my manually added tags) are indexed.
    Whenever I'm searching for an App or a Document with the help of the Search/Magnifier-Icon in the Taskbar I also get results from my picture collection.

    I know that I can filter the searchresult with a specific file type like "Apps" or "Documents".
    But how can I prevent my indexed pictures from appearing in the search results at all?
    I don't want to filter them out from the result in a second step. I'm looking for a search like "Default search in Apps and Documents, but nowhere else" to see results without any pictures.

    How can I do that?

    Additional info:
    This thread Stop Personal Images From Appearing Within area - Windows 10 Forums show us, how to exclude pictures from beeing indexed.
    I'm looking for a solution where my pictures doesn't appear like in the linked thread, but remains indexed for much faster searching with my tags.
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  2.    21 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, here are two examples, one using Cortana search (e.g. Windows key + S) and one using file explorer search.

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    You can see that example1.jpg is not found.

    Note that in the Cortana search I have selected 'Find results in documents' at the top.

    And if you open explorer at a point in your file hierarchy which does not include your pictures, of course you will not see them in your results.
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  3.    21 Sep 2017 #3
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    Thank you, dalchina.

    As I wrote
    I know that I can filter the searchresult with a specific file type like "Apps" or "Documents".
    With your process I have to do a search first, wait for the result and then filter this result.
    What I'm looking for is a direct search for "Apps" or "Documents" as soon as I send my search string in the search box/magnifier box.
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  4.    21 Sep 2017 #4
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    Not if you use file explorer as I showed you.

    Note too that Classic Shell start menu (if you wished to consider it) also accepts
    example1 kind:docs

    As regards Cortana, unless someone has a good idea, you'll need to speak to MS.
    You could try entering one character, then click the docs icon, then complete the rest of the characters.
    Last edited by dalchina; 21 Sep 2017 at 07:48.
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  5.    22 Sep 2017 #5
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    Use Classic Shell. You can control what it searches.
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  6.    22 Sep 2017 #6
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    - except those settings per se don't meet the OP's requirements... (see my comment in my last post on CS).
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