Windows 10: Indexing Options, the "Exclusion List" Solved

  1.    22 Dec 2015 #1

    Indexing Options, the "Exclusion List"

    Windows 10; Build 11082.
    WHERE is the DATA folder located? I am trying to remove it from the exclusion list.
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  2.    22 Dec 2015 #2

    I don't have that on 11082. Click on modify, then expand C until you see a box that isn't ticked.

    By default C:\Users\<whoever>\Appdata is excluded but you've changed it to something else....
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  3.    22 Dec 2015 #3

    Yes. I know. Did that. Can't find it ANYWHERE on my C:/ drive
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  4.    22 Dec 2015 #4

    I recreated your issue by indexing everything on C. It automatically excluded ProgramData and Windows so included them. Now Data is excluded. It is somewhere in ProgramData but I can't find it either. Yet...

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  5.    22 Dec 2015 #5

    It is C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data

    It's a hidden system directory (owned by SYSTEM) that doesn't show in indexing options even with "show hidden files" on and "hide protected OS files" off in view settings.

    It makes sense I guess it doesn't try to index itself. Anyway I don't think you can change this (not in 1511 either).
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  6.    22 Dec 2015 #6

    Nicely done! Thanks for doing the legwork!
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  7.    22 Dec 2015 #7

    I manually found the folder, changed all the permissions and it disappeared from my exclusion list!
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