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When I perform searches I frequently receive a lot of results of photos in my searches. I would like to exclude these from my searches, how can I do this?

Is there a cheatsheet of sorts that show the various search options that exist for Google Drive?

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Add the following to your searches in Google Drive to exclude photos and other images:

-type:image

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The reference include the "cheat sheet" of Google Drive search operators. It appears in the the section "More search options > Advanced search in Drive".

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This does not work for me - adding "-type:image" displays only images, like it would do without the modifier.

Adding "-jpg" and "-png" to the search string works for me.

  • What doesn't work for you? If you're referring to another answer, please link to it so that readers have context. Remember: Answers can be sorted a number of different ways; this isn't a threaded discussion forum. – ale Dec 17 '18 at 20:16
  • I know that. That's why I've written what doesn't work for me - and what works for me as an answer. – Kai Wörner Dec 18 '18 at 21:12
  • What does "This" refer to? That's what I'm on about. – ale Dec 19 '18 at 2:15

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