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folder exclusion with or without "\"

Created: 11 Oct 2012 • Updated: 11 Oct 2012 | 4 comments
S_K's picture
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Hello,

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):

Example:

C:\Program Files\Folder1

or

C:\Program Files\Folder1\

Which of these will work, or both of them?
 

Thanks

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

You can use

C:\Program Files\Folder1

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH183201

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

_Brian's picture

Both will work but best practice would be to do:

C:\Program Files\Folder

But I have seen both work

SOLUTION
Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH183201

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
Senior Consultant
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