Excluding Directories from the Monitoring Process

DiskPulse provides the ability to exclude one or more directories from the disk change monitoring process. In order to configure exclude directories for a disk change monitoring operation, open the monitoring profile dialog, select the 'Exclude' tab and add or more directories to exclude.

DiskPulse Disk Change Monitor Exclude Directories

In the simplest case, just add a full directory path to exclude from the disk change monitoring process. 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.

DiskPulse provides the following exclude directories macro commands:

  • $BEGINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories beginning with the specified text string.
  • $CONTAINS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories containing the specified text string.
  • $ENDS <Text String> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories ending with the specified text string.
  • $REGEX <Regular Expression> - this macro command excludes all changes detected in directories matching the specified regular expression.

For example, the exclude macro command '$CONTAINS Temporary Files' will exclude all changes detected in directories with 'Temporary Files' at any place in the full directory path and the exclude macro command '$REGEX \.(TMP|TEMP)$' will exclude changes detected in directories ending with '.TMP' or '.TEMP'.