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GeneralRe: Windows Search in Windows 10 not indexing folders that have a .git subfolder Pin
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GuyThiebaut wrote:
Not being able to find certain file types with Windows search is nothing new.

This is a common statement but I'm very familiar with Windows Search and it's not normally a problem. I've previously never failed to find something that I knew should be in the index. The problem with .git subfolders that I've now found seems to be entirely new.

I know that Microsoft have been working on Windows Search in recent months and it looks to me that they're trying to add some sort of hardcoded intelligence to Windows Search where it finds a Git-managed folder but it's not yet working correctly.

This is why I'd like to speak to someone at Microsoft who can understand what is going on, and I'd be willing to beta test the changes.

GuyThiebaut wrote:
I know you are not asking for a recommendation, but if you use Windows search as your main method to search for files and file contents and your work policy allows it - use Agent Ransack, I don't think you will regret moving from Windows search to Agent Ransack.

I've tested a great many search tools and Windows Search is actually the only thing that means I'm still running Windows and not Linux! Windows Search's UI integration is exceptionally good, as is its extensibility. There's nothing wrong with Agent Ransack but overall (current issues notwithstanding) it does not suit my requirements as well as Windows search does.
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