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  • Started 6 years ago by rham403
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rham403
Posts: 2

Good day all;

HP Pavilion Elite with Windows Vista Home Premium.

File indexing is disabled.

All files accessed are listed in Users > Ron > Search > Everywhere.
The problem is: these files can be seen and read by anyone simply
by opening this folder and double clicking the file name.

This includes e-mail messages, Jpegs, or any other file or folder.

Why are these files stored in this folder?
Can I stop this process from happening?
Can I have these files deleted automatically at shut-down?

The properties box for the Searches folder indicates how to change the
folder location, and what type of files are saved, however, it does not
allow me to stop the process.

I am looking at the folder as I type this message and there are 12,073
items in the folder!

Appreciate any help;

Ron H.

Posted 6 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

> Why are these files stored in this folder?
Actually "Everything" is not a real folder, it's just a list of everything indexed by Windows Search and it appears somethings that are not indexed.
Note: Anything from your account like emails or documents should not be displayed in the Everyone view for other users.

> these files can be seen and read by anyone
What do you mean by anyone?

Posted 6 years ago
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rham403
Posts: 2

jd2066...thank you for your reply

By anyone I mean if someone else is using the computer, it would be easy for them to see this list, and read the e-mails.
Perhaps I should have asked...is it possible to control what shows in the Everything listing? Can I block access to it?

Once again, thanks for your help.

Ron H.

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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

> it would be easy for them to see this list, and read the e-mails.
They could just as easily open your email client to read emails too.

> is it possible to control what shows in the Everything listing?
No.

> Can I block access to it?
You could try:
1. Goto Indexing Options in control panel and remove all the listed locations.
2. Delete the virtual search folder.
Someone would still be able to a search without indexing using the normal explorer search box with wildcards for a similar listing.

If you are worried about other people seeing your documents and emails you could create a limited user account just for other people to use.

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