You can use the Filter properties screen to modify the properties of the filters of Folder Guard. To display this screen, select the filter you want to change in the Folder Guard window, and choose Properties command from the Filter menu. (You can also double-click the filter with the mouse or press the Enter key.)

This screen contains the following areas:

Apply to files

A mask that specifies the names of the files to which this filter should apply. If a file has a name that matches the mask entered in this box, this filter would apply to that file, unless the name of the file matches the mask entered in the Except for files box. Empty box means ALL (the same as *), that is any file would match the filter.

Except for files

The mask that specifies the file names the filter should NOT be applied to. Empty area means NONE, that is no files are excluded from the filter. If a file name matches the mask entered in this area, the filter will not be applied to such a file, even if its file name matches the Apply to files mask.

Apply to folders

The mask of the folders to which the filter should apply. Only files located in the folders listed in this box would be subject to this filter. Empty area means ALL (the same as *), that is any folder would match the filter.

Except for folders

The folders the filter should NOT be applied to. Empty area means NONE, that is no folders are excluded from the filter. If a file is located in a folder that matches the mask entered in this area, the filter will not be applied to such a file, even if its folder matches the Apply to folders mask.

Apply to programs

The list of programs to which this filter should apply. Each program should be specified using the full path to the program file. Only files accessed by the programs defined by this mask would be subject to this filter, unless the path matches the mask entered in the Except for programs box. Empty area means ALL (the same as *), that is files opened by any program would match the filter.

Except for programs

The programs this filter should NOT apply to. Empty area means NONE, that is no programs are excluded from the filter. If the program's path matches the mask entered in this area, the filter will not be applied to the files accessed by that program, even if the program matches the Apply to programs mask.

Comments

Any text (such as explanatory notes) may be entered here. The content of this box is not used by Folder Guard when restricting access to files with the filters.

Note: The name of a filter can be changed using the Filter - Rename command. Folder Guard does not use this name while performing the protection; it is just a label to help you identify the filter.

See also:

Using the filters


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