How to stop Rider 2018.3 from indexing a folder

Published on Saturday, 27 April 2019

Here I'm going to show you how you can exclude any folder from indexing. This is really useful if you want to exclude your js assets (bundles) folder(s) to speed things up.

I wasn't able to find how to do it from Rider UI directly, but after some search, I found that it's could be done in the internal mode.

Enable internal mode:

Help -> Edit custom properties

Edit custom properties menu item

Paste:

idea.is.internal=true

Restart Rider.

Go to the Tools menu -> Internal Actions (Rider) -> Solution Structure (available only in internal mode).

Now you can choose a folder or folders to exclude from indexing.

Exclude Dialog

More info here: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RIDER-8664