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Content, Filters, and Regular Expressions for Windows File Systems

The filters listed below, along with the specified file location, are the default filters recommended by the various software vendors. These recommendations should be evaluated on a system by system basis to ensure that necessary files are not inadvertently excluded.

Use appropriate naming conventions for your files else important files required for disaster recovery will be excluded from backups. For example, when you specify :\**\~* as a filter, all files that contain "~" in file names are filtered from backups along with the temporary files.

Caution: Do not add the following filters when you back up the entire computer or perform a system state backup with C:\ as the subclient content.

  • *:\**\system32\perflib*.dat
  • *:\Win*\system32\Repl\Import\**
  • *:\Win*\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\**
  • *:\system volume information\**

*:\**\*.shs*

*:\**\*.tmp

*:\**\386spart.par

*:\**\cache\**

*:\**\content.ie5\**

*:\**\documents and settings\**\*cache\**

*:\**\dsmerror.log

*:\**\dsmsched.log

*:\**\ea data.sf

*:\**\memory.dmp

*:\**\pinedbg?.txt

*:\**\pinedebg.txt

*:\**\system32\perflib*.dat

*:\**\temp\**

*:\**\temporary internet files\**

*:\**\thumbs.db

*:\**\tmp\**

*:\**\win386.swp

*:\**\~*

*:\drvspace.*

*:\recycled\**

*:\recycler\**

*:\$recycle.bin\**

*:\system volume information\**

*:\win*\downloaded program files\**

*:\win*\hwinfo.dat

*:\win*\prefetch\**

*:\win*\system.da0

*:\win*\user.da0

*:\Inetpub\Mailroot\**

*:\Config.msi\**

*:\Win*\system32\Repl\Import\**

*:\Win*\system32\dhcp\backup\jet\**

*:\**\*.cch

Optional: Backup File Types

*:\**\*.abk

*:\**\*.bak

*:\**\*.bk!

*:\**\*.bk1

*:\**\*.bk2

*:\**\*.bk3

*:\**\*.bk4

*:\**\*.bk5

*:\**\*.bk6

*:\**\*.bk7

*:\**\*.bk8

*:\**\*.bk9

*:\**\*.bkp

*:\**\*.old

*:\**\*.sik

*:\**\*.wbk

*:\**\*.xlk

Optional: Disk Image File Types

*:\**\*.bkf

*:\**\*.gho

*:\**\*.ghs

*:\**\*.iso

*:\**\*.pqi

*:\**\*.qic

*:\**\*.v2i

Optional: History Folders and File Types

*:\**\appdata\**\microsoft\**\recent

*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\recent\**

*:\**\application data\microsoft\**\r?cents\**

*:\**\cookies

*:\**\downloads.rdf

*:\**\history.ie5\**

*:\**\mozilla\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\mozilla\**\history.dat

*:\**\netscape\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\netscape.hst

*:\**\real\**\cookies.txt

*:\**\realplayer\history\**

*:\**\recent\*.lnk

*:\**\ws_ftp.log

*:\**\documents and settings\*\recent\**

*:\**\documents and settings\**\history\**

*:\program files\**\blackICE\hosts\**

*:\win*\history\**

*:\win*\historique\**

Optional: Snapshot Folders for Storage Arrays

*:\**\.snapshot\***

*:\**\~SNAPSHT\***

Optional: Software Update Files and Folders

*:\**\*.isu

*:\**\installShield Installation Information\**

*:\**\symantec\liveupdate\**

*:\**\windows update.log

*:\**\windows update setup files\**

*:\program files\**\uninstall information\**

*:\program files\windowsupdate\**

*:\win*\$NtServicePackUninstall$\**

*:\win*\$NtUninstall*\**

*:\win*\applog\**

*:\win*\installer\**

*:\win*\pchealth\**

*:\win*\servicePackFiles\**

*:\win*\sysbckup\**

Optional: Spool Files and Folders

*:\win*\**\spool\**\*.spl

Optional: Trash Files and Folders

*:\**\eudora\trash.*

*:\**\imapmail\**\trash

*:\**\imapmail\**\trash.*

*:\**\mail\**\trash*

:\**\mail\**\trash.*

*:\**\netscape\**\cache.trash\**

*:\**\netscape\**\mail\trash.sbd\**

*:\**\network trash folder\**

*:\**\networkTrashFolder\**

CommCell Files and Directories

*:\**\IndexCache\**

*:\**\CV_MAGNETIC\**

Last modified: 9/24/2020 3:35:09 PM