VX Search Server Exclude Directories

Sometimes, it may be required to exclude one or more subdirectories from the file search process. In order to add one or more directories to the exclude list, open the search command configuration page, press the 'Options' button and add one or more directories to the exclude directories list.

Directories added to the exclude list will be excluded recursively including all files and subdirectories. In addition, advanced users are provided with a number of exclude directories macro commands allowing one to exclude multiple directories using a single macro command.

VX Search Server provides the following exclude directories macro commands:

  • $BEGINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all directories beginning with the specified text string.
  • $CONTAINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all directories containing the specified text string.
  • $ENDS <Text String> - this macro command excludes directories ending with the specified text string.
  • $REGEX <Regular Expression> - this macro command excludes all directories matching the specified regular expression.

For example, the exclude macro command '$CONTAINS Temporary Files' will exclude all directories with 'Temporary Files' at any place in the full directory path and the exclude macro command '$REGEX \.(TMP|TEMP)$' will exclude all directories ending with '.TMP' or '.TEMP'.