Exclude Files and Directories via Filter
Files and directories are only considered for synchronization if they pass
all filter rules: They have to match at least one
entry in the
include list and none
of the entries in the exclude list as presented in the filter configuration dialog.
- Each list item must be a file or directory path relative to the selected base directories.
- Multiple items must be separated by | or a new line.
- Wild cards * and ? may be used: * means zero or more characters while ? represents exactly one character.
- File matching is case-insensitive
Example: Match items of a folder pair
The following filter phrases assume a folder pair C:\Source <-> D:\Target and
can be used for the include as well as exclude filter.
|Single file C:\Source\file.txt
|Single folder C:\Source\SubFolder
|All files (and folders) named thumbs.db
|All files (and folders) starting with the Z character
|All *.tmp files located in C:\Source\SubFolder
|Files and folders containing temp somewhere in their path
|Multiple entries separated by vertical bar
||*.tmp | *.doc | *.bak
|All subdirectories of the base directories
|*.txt files located in subdirectories of base directories
Example: Exclude a sub folder except for certain files
Set up two folder pairs
with the same source and target paths but with distinct local filters
Folder pair 1: local exclude
Folder pair 2: local include
Example: Exclude empty folders
Set up a file size filter
with a lower limit of 0 bytes
. Both the time span
and file size
filters match files only, so this will exclude all folders.
During synchronization however some excluded folders will still be synchronized if they contain at least one non-excluded item, i.e. when they are not empty.
- For simple exclusions, just right-click and exclude one item or a list
of items directly via the context menu on main dialog.
- A filter phrase is compared against both file and directory paths.
If you want to consider directories only, you can give a hint by appending a path separator.
- Both slash (/) and backslash (\) can be used as the path separator character.