"Skip Subfolders" vs. "Exclude Items"

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beerich
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"Skip Subfolders" vs. "Exclude Items"

Post by beerich » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:20 pm

Hiya folks!

I've set some items in my ~ folder to not be scanned. But they are being scanned. I've put them into the Exclude Items option, and they are continuing to be scanned. Life is difficult sometimes, eh?

So I went in and had a look. What is the difference between Skip Subfolders and Exclude Items?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Cheers

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Post by ludwigschubert » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:38 pm

Well, the difference between "Exclude Items" and "Skip Subfolders" is just what the name says:
If a subfolder is skipped, none of it's content will be scanned.
If a subfolder is excluded, the folder itself won't be visible, but it's contents will.

:-)

For your case it seems likely that your 'items' are scanned by a different rule than the one that you thought was responsible. Check whether you have another rule that might somehow scan your ~.

Other than that I can only recommend rescanning your complete index via command-0.

Good luck, don't hesitate to ask further,
Ludwig

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a big "oooooooohhh"

Post by beerich » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:03 pm

I see. I was under the impression Excluded meant all recursion as well.

I rescan daily at least, so my rules never worked, hence the question.

Thanks for the reply.

Cheers

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