Create a list of directories for use in policies

Directory Lists are reusable lists of directories.

From the main page you can:

  • Create a New Directory List () from scratch
  • Import from File imports scan directory lists from an XML file
  • Examine or modify the Properties of an existing directory list ()
  • Duplicate (and then modify) existing directory lists ()
  • Delete a directory list ()
  • Export () one or more directory list(s) to an XML or CSV file. (Either export them all by clicking the Export button, or choose from the list to export only those that are selected or displayed)
  • Add/Remove Columns () columns can be added or removed by clicking Add/Remove Columns. The order in which the columns are displayed can be controlled by dragging them into their new position. Listed items can be sorted and searched by the contents of any column.

Clicking New () or Properties () displays the Directory List Properties window.

Directory List Properties

General Information

The name and description of the directory list.

Directory(s)

Type the directory(s) that are going to be on your list. Only put one directory per line.

Supported Formats

The inclusion directory settings accept either forward slash "/" or backslash "\" to support both Windows and Linux conventions.

The following table describes the syntax available for defining directory lists:

Directory Format Description Examples
Directory DIRECTORY Includes all files in the specified directory and all files in all subdirectories. C:\Program Files\
Includes all files in the "Program Files" directory and all subdirectories.
Network Resource \\NETWORK RESOURCE Includes files on a computer included as a network resource on a targeted computer. \\12.34.56.78\
\\some-comp-name\
Includes all files on a network resource identified using an IP or a hostname. Does not include sub-directories.
\\12.34.56.78\somefolder\
\\some-comp-name\somefolder\
Includes all files in the folder "somefolder" on a network resource identified using an IP or a hostname. Does not include sub-directories.
Directory with wildcard (*) DIRECTORY\*\ Includes any subdirectories with any subdirectory name, but does not include the files in the specified directory. C:\abc\*\
Includes all files in all subdirectories of "abc" but does not include the files in the "abc" directory.

C:\abc\wx*z\
Matches:
C:\abc\wxz\
C:\abc\wx123z\
Does not match:
C:\abc\wxz
C:\abc\wx123z

C:\abc\*wx\
Matches:
C:\abc\wx\
C:\abc\123wx\
Does not match:
C:\abc\wx
C:\abc\123wx
Directory with wildcard (*) DIRECTORY\* Includes any subdirectories with a matching name, but does not include the files in that directory and any subdirectories. C:\abc\*
Matches:
C:\abc\
C:\abc\1
C:\abc\123
Does not match:
C:\abc
C:\abc\123\
C:\abc\123\456
C:\abx\
C:\xyz\

C:\abc\*wx
Matches:
C:\abc\wx
C:\abc\123wx
Does not match:
C:\abc\wx\
C:\abc\123wx\

C:\abc\wx*z
Matches:
C:\abc\wxz
C:\abc\wx123z
Does not match:
C:\abc\wxz\
C:\abc\wx123z\

C:\abc\wx*
Matches:
C:\abc\wx
C:\abc\wx\
C:\abc\wx12
C:\abc\wx12\345\
C:\abc\wxz\
Does not match:
C:\abc\wx123z\
Environment variable ${ENV VAR} Includes all files and subdirectories defined by an environment variable with the format ${ENV VAR}. For a Virtual Appliance, the value pairs for the environment variable must be defined in Policy or Computer Editor > Settings > General > Environment Variable Overrides. ${windir}
If the variable resolves to "c:\windows", Includes all the files in "c:\windows" and all its subdirectories.
Comments DIRECTORY #Comment Allows you to add comments to your inclusion definitions. c:\abc #Include the abc directory

Assigned To

The Assigned To tab lists the rules making use of this directory list. Clicking the names of the rules displays their Properties window.