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GeneralRe: Windows Search in Windows 10 not indexing folders that have a .git subfolder Pin
markrlondon16-Oct-20 8:23
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markrlondon16-Oct-20 8:27
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Kent Sharkey wrote:
For our developers, we also made a change where the indexer no longer covers popular source repositories, like Git. This was partly because of the sheer size of these repositories, and also because the tools developers use to interact with their repos usually have their own search tools. We also worked with our Visual Studio partners to exclude their project folders, which resulted in a quick 30% improvement in disk usage, for an even better developer experience.

Thanks for finding this.

What the flying frag were they thinking! Mad | :mad: The tool I use to search my archived projects is Windows Search! The files are in my file system so as to be indexed! There's no option to disable this -- it's all hardcoded.

They seem to me to have lost touch with reality.

To say that I am disappointed by this bug (and that's what it is as far as I can see) is an understatement.

Trying to appease those who complain that their Windows Search is too slow by hobbling its capabilities seems... bizarre. Indeed, in my experience, Windows Search's ability to adjust CPU and disk usage so as to avoid impacting the users is fantastic.

Users can trivially exclude folders from Windows Search if they don't need them to be indexed. No one has ever been forced to index a massive Git project. This means that there is no good reason whatsoever to hardcode Windows Search to force it to exclude indexing of folders that have been explicitly *included* by the user (as is the case for me) just because they happen to have a .git subfolder. It's braindead behaviour.

modified 16-Oct-20 14:17pm.

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