Recovery exclusions

Set up exclusions for the specific files you do not wish to recover.

Use the Add, Edit, Remove and Remove All buttons to create the list of file masks. Files whose names match any of the masks will be skipped during recovery.

You can use one or more wildcard characters * and ? in a file mask:

  • The asterisk (*) substitutes for zero or more characters in a file name; for example, the file mask Doc*.txt yields files such as Doc.txt and Document.txt
  • The question mark (?) substitutes for exactly one character in a file name; for example, the file mask Doc?.txt yields files such as Doc1.txt and Docs.txt — but not the files Doc.txt or Doc11.txt

Exclusion examples




Windows and Linux

By name



Excludes all files named “F.log”

Excludes all folders named “F”

By mask (*)



Excludes all files with the .log extension

Excludes all files and folders with names starting with “F” (such as folders F, F1 and files F.log, F1.log)

By mask (?)



Excludes all .log files with names consisting of four symbols and starting with “F”


By file path



Excludes files named “F.log” from all folders with the name “Finance”

By folder path

Finance\F\ or Finance\F

Excludes folders named “F” from all folders with the name “Finance”


By file path


Excludes the file named “F.log” located in the folder /home/user/Finance

The above settings are not effective for the files or folders that were explicitly selected for recovery. For example, assume that you selected the folder MyFolder and the file MyFile.tmp outside that folder, and selected to skip all .tmp files. In this case, all .tmp files in the folder MyFolder will be skipped during the recovery process, but the file MyFile.tmp will not be skipped.

Recovery exclusions