Create a File Screen Exception

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Occasionally, you need to allow exceptions to file screening. For example, you might want to block video files from a file server, but you need to allow your training group to save the video files for their computer-based training. To allow files that other file screens are blocking, create a file screen exception.

A file screen exception is a special type of file screen that overrides any file screening that would otherwise apply to a folder and all its subfolders in a designated exception path. That is, it creates an exception to any rules derived from a parent folder.


You cannot create a file screen exception on a parent folder where a file screen is already defined. You must assign the exception to a subfolder or make changes to the existing file screen.

You assign file groups to determine which file types will be allowed in the file screen exception.

To create a file screen exception

  1. InFile Screening Management, click the File Screens node.

  2. Right-click File Screens, and click Create File Screen Exception (or select Create File Screen Exception from the Actions pane). This opens the Create File Screen Exception dialog box.

  3. In the Exception path text box, type or select the path that the exception will apply to. The exception will apply to the selected folder and all of its subfolders.

  4. To specify which files to exclude from file screening:

    • Under File groups, select each file group that you want to exclude from file screening. (To select the check box for the file group, double-click the file group label.)

    • If you want to view the file types that a file group includes and excludes, click the file group label, and click Edit.

    • To create a new file group, click Create.

  5. Click OK.

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