HoudahSpot searches the Spotlight index. This does not allow for searching by file path. Thus HoudahSpot first needs to run the search and then filters out (aka. excludes) results you are not interested in.
You can use the filter field above the search results to hide files certain folders. E.g. to exclude files from folders named “Temporary”:
1. Run your search
2. Type the following into the filter field: /Temporary/
3. Select the “Exclude by Path” option for the filter field
This will hide all results where the path contains /Temporary/
You can also use the asterisk as a wildcard. E.g. if you are searching in /Users/pierre/Documents and want to see only files from the top level, you can “Exclude by Path” for “/Users/pierre/Documents/*/”. This will hide all files where the path has an extra slash. I.e. all files nested in a subfolder. Only top level files remain listed.
Filters are saved to templates. You can create a template to hide files nested in a “Temporary” folder.
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