Excluding Directories from Duplicate Files Search Process
Sometimes, it may be required to exclude one or more subdirectories from the duplicate files detection process. For example, if you need to find all duplicate files on a disk excluding one or two special directories, you may specify the whole disk as an input directory and add the directories that should be skipped to the exclude list.
In order to add one or more directories to the exclude list, press the 'Manage Profile' button to open the profile dialog, select the 'Exclude' tab and press the 'Add' button. In addition, advanced users are provided with a number of exclude directories macro commands allowing one to exclude multiple directories using a single macro command.
DupScout provides the following exclude directories macro commands:
For example, the exclude macro command '$CONTAINS Temporary Files' will exclude all directories with 'Temporary Files' at any place in the full directory path and the exclude macro command '$REGEX \.(TMP|TEMP)$' will exclude all directories ending with '.TMP' or '.TEMP'.