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Exception by File type/File name (All scans)

Created: 03 May 2012 • Updated: 03 May 2012
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Good afternoon. Here is the enhancement I was looking for, with a little bit of background. We have a user with a Macintosh, that uses time machine. He docks and undocks his computer multiple times a day, and everytime he docks, the external that has his time machine files on it is scanned. This drive is over a terabyte, and it takes a long time to scan and also slows his machine down. This is just an example, but basically we are looking for a way to make an exception by either a file type, or file name. Now with the Mac's you can do this to a point with wild cards, but it does not extend to external devices. Also you cannot use the wildcards in the Windows exceptions. So what we are looking for is an option to say for instance "exclude from scanning *.pst", and we would want this to extend to everything. Local, external drive, network drive etc. Also if we could have a specific file name, for instance "exclude from scanning marvin.pst" Again this would be for all locations. So if I had that PST on my external hard drive and plugged it in, it would not be scanned. We haven't run into a lot of issues with this yet, but could see it as a potential issue down the road. I have read through multiple forums, (some of your own) and at least for the Mac's the solution that is usually given is "turn off scanning of external drives" Well that kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it? For the time machine backups, if we could exclude that extension, or folder path, it would fix that issue. Another option would be allowing the option for Macs to use the "Devices" prefix. Right now you can only choose from Home, Application, or Library. Externals show up outside of those prefixes. (we have tested keeping the prefix as none and using wildcards, and this does not stop the scans). If that could be done, along with allowing wildcards on Windows (as I think you can actually do an external path since Windows uses drive letters) that would also probably work. Hopefully I have explained this well, if you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for your time.