Undelete’s Inclusion and Exclusion Lists

How to configure the Undelete software to filter out deleted files that you are only likely to recover

“You can really limit what goes into your Recover Bin, if you want to, so rather than it getting filled up with lots of rubbish that you are never going to want to recover, you can say ‘I really only want the files that I care about going into my Recovery Bin’,” Spencer Allingham, Engineer

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Spencer Allingham, Engineer

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This video is the 5th in a series of 7 videos by a top Condusiv engineer that each demonstrate different technical features and benefits of the software. In this video, our engineer covers how to configure the Undelete software to filter out deleted files that you are only likely to recover, to save disk space and make recovering the files you care about quicker, easier and more convenient..

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00:01 Spencer Allingham: Hello there. In this video, I want to show you the inclusion and exclusion lists that you can set up in the Undelete Software. Maybe it sounds a little bit complicated, but I promise you it really isn’t. Let’s open up Undelete and take a look at those. So those are here in the settings tab on the ribbon, you can set up inclusion lists and say, I want to include a specific folder, or a specific folder and all the sub-folders thereof. Let’s have a look let’s say, I want to make sure that My Music is included, well, you can certainly do that just by adding it to the inclusion list like that, and I want My Videos as well. Yeah. No problem. And also includes sub-folders of the selected folders, and if I have the same folder on multiple volumes in my system, I can hit that checkbox as well and it will do that.

01:11 Spencer: If I want to make sure that I include files of a particular file extension, well, I can certainly do that. Let’s say I want to choose one at random here, let’s say I want Windows Memory Dumps, I want to make sure that those are definitely included, well, I can add those nice and easily. If I want any… Oh let’s see what else have we got on here. Any JPEGs, any JPEG images, I can add those. So very easy to make sure things are definitely included in the Recovery Bin when they get deleted. Now, this is interesting, note, adding items to the inclusion list will automatically exclude everything not in the list for those volumes. Are you sure you want to do this? So, yes, no, that choice is up to you. I’m actually gonna say no for this and cancel back out of that because I also want to show you the exclusion list, which is a similar thing, but from the opposite angle.

02:24 Spencer: So I can say, what do I want to exclude? And there’s a bunch of stuff in here already by default that you’re probably never likely to want to recover, so things like Windows pre-fetch stuff or something that’s in a temp folder or certain Windows files or cookies for example, you probably don’t want those in the Recovery Bin, they’re just gonna be clutter, making it more difficult for you to find things like your Word documents or your Excel spreadsheets that you really do want to recover. So you can exclude all of those, if… Let’s say you didn’t want to exclude files in a temporary folder, well, you can easily remove them just like that.

03:13 Spencer: So let’s say I want to exclude DOS batch files. Well, I can easily add those to the list in the same way. So using this, you can really limit what goes into your Recovery Bin if you want to, so rather than it getting filled up with lots of rubbish that you’re never ever going to want to recover, you can say, Okay, I only really want the files that I care about going into my Recovery Bin, which not only means you can fit more of that file data into the Recovery Bin, it also makes it easier to find files that you do want to recover because it’s not in amongst all of this other rubbish that you don’t want to ever recover. So I hope that made sense. I know it’s probably a very brief overview for that, but it’s not a very complicated topic, inclusion and exclusion lists, but either way, I hope that’s been helpful. And yeah, I look forward to seeing you on the next video.

Use Undelete’s Inclusion and Exclusion lists when you set up your Undelete software.