Exclude tab of List files Action allows excluding the files that would have been listed otherwise. In other words, if a file matches all inclusion criteria, fits into size range and is not skipped as the one of the firsts entries or due to the list limitations, it can still be skipped due explicit settings of exclusion mask or file date (newer or older than specified).

ExcludeDetails
Exclude mask Specify either file name & mask or provide data from Variable Wizard to exclude matching files from being listed. Multiple inputs must be separated by | vertical bar character · Learn file masks and wildcards
Do not include files that are modified after Files will be excluded from the list on basis of their age (when it is more recent than specified). Both date & time of file and its age in seconds, minutes, hours or days can be specified.
Do not include files that are modified before Files will be excluded from the list on basis of their age (when it is older than specified). Both date & time of file and its age in seconds, minutes, hours or days can be specified.
File date to use Choose which file date will be matched when applying exclusion filter. Creation date specifies when file was first created, Last modified date—last time file was changed, Last accessed date—last time file was read.
Interactive previewShows interactive preview of advanced date filter—and allows automatically exclude files of different types: new or old, recently modified or long unchanged, recently used or long unused, etc.
Time unitsTime unitsAllows precise specifying of time periods in milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours or days.
Variable WizardVariable WizardUse Variable Wizard for advanced data input, such as, taking parameter from file, associated Trigger or other Action, etc.

Notes

  • Exclude mask filter is applied to long file name, while both long and short file (8.3) names are present in file system.

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