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Hi, I've got Mint 13 installed as guest in VirtualBox and have 3 shared Windows folders enabled. Whenever I do a search thru the file system it also unnecessarily searches ...
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    Search tool going through my Windows shared folders


    Hi,

    I've got Mint 13 installed as guest in VirtualBox and have 3 shared Windows folders enabled. Whenever I do a search thru the file system it also unnecessarily searches through these windows shares (drives) which are 100's of gigabytes. So it gets bogged down and the searches take a long time.

    The shared folders are in the Media folder. Is there any way I can prevent the search tool from going thru these?

    Thanks.

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    How are you doing the search? You should be able to restrict the search parameters to any directories you want?

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    if you are using GNU find, you can use this to ignore the CIFS (Samba) filesystem:

    Code:
    find . ! -fstype cifs
    or you could use this to not descend into all other filesystems:
    Code:
    find . -xdev

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    OK, issue resolved. The problem was in doing searches using the Caja file explorer, in which case it would search thru the windows shares. Using the stand-alone search tool did not have this problem.

    Thanks.

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