Exclusion filter in Windows Explorer Search to exclude zip files



Philip Tory
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Is there a Windows Explorer Search filter so I can exclude file types from
the search? (Windows XP Pro)
I sometimes need to search my C: drive for certain file(s), but it always
searches through ZIP files as well. Is there any way to exclude Zip files
from the search? Any way to filter the search so that it ignores files of a
certain file extension?
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TripleEight
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
"Philip Tory" <PhilipTory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0D7CDE5-44E1-4129-AE69-491746F91FF3@microsoft.com...
> Is there a Windows Explorer Search filter so I can exclude file types from
> the search? (Windows XP Pro)
> I sometimes need to search my C: drive for certain file(s), but it always
> searches through ZIP files as well. Is there any way to exclude Zip files
> from the search? Any way to filter the search so that it ignores files of a
> certain file extension?
> --
> Authorgraphic Ltd
> Technical Writing and Training
> www.authorgraphic.co.uk

Have you heard of Google's Desktop Search tool? Give it a try.

http://desktop.google.com/

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Philip Tory wrote:
> Is there a Windows Explorer Search filter so I can exclude file types from
> the search? (Windows XP Pro)
> I sometimes need to search my C: drive for certain file(s), but it always
> searches through ZIP files as well. Is there any way to exclude Zip files
> from the search? Any way to filter the search so that it ignores files of a
> certain file extension?

You need to disable the built in integration with zip files. This can
be done by entereing the following command at Start | Run, then click Ok:

regsrv32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

To turn it back on do the following in Start | Run:

regsrv32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

To avoid having to toggle back and forth disable the in built
integration and then use a 3rd party zip program.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Philip Tory
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
I tried Google search and (a) it's scary; makes me wonder what they are
beaming back to Google Inc(b) It didn't tell me where to find the required
file. So (c) I uninstalled it...
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Authorgraphic Ltd
Technical Writing and Training
www.authorgraphic.co.uk


"TripleEight" wrote:

>
> "Philip Tory" <PhilipTory@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A0D7CDE5-44E1-4129-AE69-491746F91FF3@microsoft.com...
> > Is there a Windows Explorer Search filter so I can exclude file types from
> > the search? (Windows XP Pro)
> > I sometimes need to search my C: drive for certain file(s), but it always
> > searches through ZIP files as well. Is there any way to exclude Zip files
> > from the search? Any way to filter the search so that it ignores files of a
> > certain file extension?
> > --
> > Authorgraphic Ltd
> > Technical Writing and Training
> > www.authorgraphic.co.uk
>
> Have you heard of Google's Desktop Search tool? Give it a try.
>
> http://desktop.google.com/
>
>

Philip Tory
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Ouch! OK, it does it, but you have to dismantle Windows to do it. Thanks Rock.

OK Microsoft, there's an enhancement request here!
--
Authorgraphic Ltd
Technical Writing and Training
www.authorgraphic.co.uk


"Rock" wrote:

> Philip Tory wrote:
> > Is there a Windows Explorer Search filter so I can exclude file types from
> > the search? (Windows XP Pro)
> > I sometimes need to search my C: drive for certain file(s), but it always
> > searches through ZIP files as well. Is there any way to exclude Zip files
> > from the search? Any way to filter the search so that it ignores files of a
> > certain file extension?
>
> You need to disable the built in integration with zip files. This can
> be done by entering the following command at Start | Run, then click Ok:
>
> regsrv32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
>
> To turn it back on do the following in Start | Run:
>
> regsrv32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll
>
> To avoid having to toggle back and forth disable the in built
> integration and then use a 3rd party zip program.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Philip Tory wrote:

> Ouch! OK, it does it, but you have to dismantle Windows to do it. Thanks Rock.
>
> OK Microsoft, there's an enhancement request here!

You're welcome.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Exclusion filter in Windows Explorer Search to exclude zip files