Path exclusion format

You can use wildcards to exclude a group of files. A question mark (?) represents a single character whereas an asterisk (*) represents a string of zero or more characters.

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Exclusion format

If you want to exclude all files in a folder, type the path to the folder and use the mask *.*

To exclude an entire drive, including all files and subfolders, use the mask D:\*

If you want to exclude doc files only, use the mask *.doc

If the name of an executable file has a certain number of characters (with varying characters) and you only know the first one (for example, "D”), use the following format:
D????.exe (question marks replace the missing / unknown characters)

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System variables in exclusions

You can use system variables like %PROGRAMFILES% to define scan exclusions.

To exclude the Program Files folder using this system variable, use the path %PROGRAMFILES%\* (remember to add backslash and asterisk at the end of path) when adding to exclusions

To exclude all files and folders in a %PROGRAMFILES% subdirectory, use the path %PROGRAMFILES%\Excluded_Directory\*

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