Create a list of files for use in policies

File Lists are reusable lists of files.

General

Use the File Lists section to create a reusable list of valid files. From the main page you can:

  • Create a New File List () from scratch
  • Import from File () imports scan files from an XML file
  • Examine or modify the Properties of an existing file list ()
  • Duplicate (and then modify) existing file lists ()
  • Delete a file list ()
  • Export () one or more file 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 File List Properties window.

File List Properties

General Information

The name and description of the file list.

File(s)

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

Supported Formats

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

The following table describes the syntax available for defining file list inclusions:

Inclusion Format Description Example
File FILE Includes all files with the specified file name regardless of its location or directory. abc.doc
Includes all files named "abc.doc" in all directories. Does not include "abc.exe".
File path FILEPATH Includes the specific file specified by the file path. C:\Documents\abc.doc
Includes only the file named "abc.doc" in the "Documents" directory.
File with wildcard (*) FILE* Includes all files with a matching pattern in the file name. abc*.exe
Includes any file that has prefix of "abc" and extension of ".exe".

*.db
Matches:
123.db
abc.db
Does not match:
123db
123.abd
cbc.dba

*db
Matches:
123.db
123db
ac.db
acdb
db
Does not match:
db123

wxy*.db
Matches:
wxy.db
wxy123.db
Does not match:
wxydb
File with wildcard (*) FILE.EXT* Includes all files with a matching pattern in the file extension. abc.v*
Includes any file that has file name of "abc" and extension beginning with ".v".

abc.*pp
Matches:
abc.pp
abc.app
Does not match:
wxy.app

abc.a*p
Matches:
abc.ap
abc.a123p
Does not match:
abc.pp

abc.*
Matches:
abc.123
abc.xyz
Does not match:
wxy.123
File with wildcard (*) FILE*.EXT* Includes all files with a matching pattern in the file name and in the extension. a*c.a*p
Matches:
ac.ap
a123c.ap
ac.a456p
a123c.a456p
Does not match:
ad.aa
Environment variable ${ENV VAR} Includes files specified by an environment variable with the format ${ENV VAR}. These can be defined or overridden using Policy/Computer Editor > Settings > General > Environment Variable Overrides. ${myDBFile}
Includes the file "myDBFile".
Comments FILEPATH #Comment Allows you to add comments to your inclusion definitions. C:\Documents\abc.doc #This a comment

Assigned To

The Assigned To tab lists the names of the files making use of this file list. Clicking the names of the file lists displays their Properties windows.