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folder exclusion with or without "\"

Created: 11 Oct 2012 • Updated: 11 Oct 2012 | 4 comments
el cuadro de los S_K
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I saw similar discussions on the forum but didn't find the exact answer, still a little bit confused.

If I want to exclude a folder and all files and subfolders inside with the Centralized Exceptions policy, do I need to use backslash at the end or no (also the option Include subfolders is selected):


C:\Program Files\Folder1


C:\Program Files\Folder1\

Which of these will work, or both of them?


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el cuadro de los Ashish-Sharma


You can use

C:\Program Files\Folder1

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1


Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

el cuadro de los Brɨan

Both will work but best practice would be to do:

C:\Program Files\Folder

But I have seen both work

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el cuadro de los Mithun Sanghavi


I agree above, I would suggest you to use 

C:\Program Files\Folder1

To understand, I would suggest you to check the Glossary of File/Folder Prefix Variables provided in the Article below:

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1


The Description in the Above Article shows all the paths as - 

C:\Program Files\Common Files

C:\Windows\System32 or C:\WINNT\System32

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs

which clearly explains the path to be used without "\" at the end.

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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