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How To Exclude Files and Folders

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You can exclude files and / or folders from the FolderSizes analysis process by establishing Scan Filter rules.


Manual Rule Definition


The following example excludes a specific folder path from a file system analysis:


1.Click the Scan Filter button in the main window ribbon bar (or the File Report / Search window toolbar)

2.Check the "Apply scan filter to folder size reports" and / or "Apply scan filter to file reports", according to your needs

3.Click the New Rule button and select New Folder Rule from the resulting pop-up menu

4.Select the Exclude Matches radio button near the top of the Rule Editor window

5.Within the Name match criteria tab, click the Browse button and select the folder you wish to exclude

6.Click OK to exit the Rule Editor window

7.Click OK to exit the Scan Filter window


To exclude a subset of file types from a file system analysis, follow the steps provided above but add a File Rule and configure name matching accordingly.


Scan Filtering capability is available for analysis processes available for main window analyses, File Reports, and Searches.


Right-Clicking to Exclude Folders


You can also exclude one or more folders from a file system analysis process by right-clicking them within a detail view and selecting "Exclude folder(s) with Scan Filter Rule".


Doing so will automatically generate an exclusionary scan filter folder rule for you.