Forbid Set File Attributes Action to process files that match initial attribute set pattern by configuring file exclusion filter. Exclusion filter works in the same way as file attribute set, but with opposite effect—it excludes the files whose attributes would be set otherwise by narrowing the initial attribute set range.

ExcludeDetails
Exclude mask Specify either file name & mask or provide data from Variable Wizard to exclude matching files from attribute set. Multiple inputs must be separated by | vertical bar character · Learn file masks and wildcards
Do not set attributes that are modified after Files will be excluded 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 set attributes that are modified before Files will be excluded 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 units selectionDefine and set a time frame in any given preferred format—be it milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours or days.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse Variable Wizard for advanced data input, such as, taking parameter from file, connected 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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