Attributes

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FolderSizes search and scan filter rules can match files or folders with specific attributes.

 

To use this capability, select the attribute check boxes that you'd like to match during search or scan filtering operations. This facility has two operating modes that determine how file attributes are matched.

 

Match All

 

Files or folders will be considered a match if the contain at least all of the checked attributes.

 

Match Only

 

Any file or folder encountered will be considered a match only if it matches exactly all of the selected attributes (and no others).

 

Match Any

 

In this mode of operation, a file system object encountered during scanning will be considered a match if it utilizes at least one of of the selected attributes.

 

Attribute Definitions

 

Attribute

Meaning

Archive

The file or directory is an archive file or directory. Applications use this attribute to mark files for backup or removal.

Compressed

The file or directory is compressed. For a file, this means that all of the data in the file is compressed. For a directory, this means that compression is the default for newly created files and subdirectories.

Encrypted

The file or directory is encrypted. For a file, this means that all data in the file is encrypted. For a directory, this means that encryption is the default for newly created files and subdirectories.

Hidden

The file or directory is hidden. It is not included in an ordinary Windows directory listing.

Normal

The file or directory does not have another attributes set. This attribute is valid only if used alone.

Not indexed

The file is not to be indexed by the content indexing service.

Offline

The file data is not immediately available. This attribute indicates that the file data has been physically moved to offline storage. This attribute is used by Remote Storage, the hierarchical storage management software.

Read-only

The file or directory is read-only. Applications can read the file, but cannot write to it or delete it. For a directory, applications cannot delete it.

Reparse point

The file or directory has an associated reparse point.

Sparse

The file is a sparse file.

System

The file or directory is part of the operating system, or is used exclusively by the operating system.

Temporary

The file is being used for temporary storage. File systems attempt to keep all of the data in memory for quick access, rather than flushing it back to mass storage.

 

See also: Scan filter rules, Search rules