Exception List Examples

The following are examples of how to specify files and folders in an Always Allow list or a Never Allow list.

 

List Item

Example

Notes

Always allow or never allow a specific file (wherever it is found)

abc.exe

 

Always allow or never allow a specific file pattern (wherever it is found)

abc*.exe

abc?.dll

 

Always allow or never allow a specific file in a specific folder

C:\myFolder\abc.exe

 

Always allow or never allow a specific file in a specific folder on any drive

?:\myFolder\abc.exe

 

Always allow or never allow a specific file pattern in a specific folder on any drive

?:\myFolder\abc*.exe

 

Always allow or never allow anything in a specific folder (but not recursive)

C:\myFolder\*.*

  • This will display as a file entry in the list, not as a folder entry

  • Be careful when you choose to “never allow” anything in a folder since it could render everything in the folder unusable

Always allow anything in a folder path to execute (recursive)

C:\myfolder\

  • The trailing backslash will be added automatically if not provided

  • This will display as a folder (recursive) entry in the list

  • “Never allow” is not supported for recursive directories

Always allow anything in a folder pattern to execute (recursive)

C:\myFolder*\

?:\myFolder*\