Wildcard Exceptions

Scan exclusion lists for files and directories support the use of wildcard characters. Use the "?" character to replace one character and "*" to replace several characters.

Use wildcard characters cautiously. Using the wrong character might exclude incorrect files or directories. For example, addingC:\* to the Scan Exclusion List (Files) would exclude the entire C:\ drive.

Table 1. Scan Exclusions Using Wildcard Characters

Value

Excluded

Not Excluded

c:\director*\fil\*.txt

c:\directory\fil\doc.txt

c:\directories\fil\files\document.txt

c:\directory\file\

c:\directories\files\

c:\directory\file\doc.txt

c:\directories\files\document.txt

c:\director?\file\*.txt

c:\directory\file\doc.txt

c:\directories\file\document.txt

c:\director?\file\?.txt

c:\directory\file\1.txt

c:\directory\file\doc.txt

c:\directories\file\document.txt

c:\*.txt

All .txt files in the C:\ directory

All other file types in the C:\ directory

[]

Not supported

Not supported

*.*

Not supported

Not supported