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Exclusions

File Director keeps all files in sync, regardless of age, type, or size. You may want to tailor what gets synced, saving network bandwidth and storage.

You can define exclusions for macOS File Director clients to exclude files and file types from being uploaded.

The exclusions use the same "language" as the exclusions for the File Director Windows client:

<Rule name> = <expression>

<expresssion>= [ext=<extension>]

[filepath=<regex String>]

rule<Number> = rule<Number> AND rule [Number]

For example, the following excludes ISO files:

defaults write com.ivanti.filedirector exclusionRule -dict-add "extensionISO" "ext= .iso"

For more information on Windows exclusions, see File Sync in the File Director help.

Default Exclusions

Certain files and folders are excluded by default to save resources, for example:

Exclusion Description
.DS-Store Desktop Services Store files
.download Safari temp download files
.crdownload Chrome temp download files
.Spotlight-V100 Index data files for Spotlight searches
.fseventstd File System Events notifications
.DocumentRevisions-V100 Excel temp files
Icon Icon folders
.part* Partial downloads
.localized Localization files
.VolumeIcons.icns Volume icon folder
.TemporaryItems Folder for temp items
.Trashes Folder that stores deleted data
.Trash Trash folder
~* Paths that start with a tilde, for example Office temp files

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