Prevent indexing of certain file types

Enabling this policy allows you to edit the list of file types to exclude from indexing. The end user cannot modify this list. You should separate each extension type with a semicolon.Note that limitations of Group Policy Object Editor require this list to be split across multiple values. Desktop Search combines all these into a single exclusion list.When this policy is disabled or not configured the user can edit the default list of excluded file types. If you enable and then disable this policy the user's original list is restored.If you want to specify an initial default list of excluded file types that users can change later see the administration guide for information about how to set up the initial machine preference.

Policy path: 

Windows Components\Search



Supported on: 

Microsoft Windows XP Windows Server 2003 with Windows Search version 3.01 or any version of Microsoft Windows with Windows Search 4.0 or later

Registry settings: 

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search!ExcludedExtensionsMultiline0 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search!ExcludedExtensionsMultiline1 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search!ExcludedExtensionsMultiline2 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search!ExcludedExtensionsMultiline3



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