Use this dialog box to add or update the search criteria that are used to inventory files during software inventory.


Specify one complete file name. You can also specify one partial file name and use the '?' and '*' wildcards as follows:
  • Use '?' to replace any one character.

  • Use '*' to replace zero or more characters.


The client hard disk location where files are inventoried from. Path also determines whether subdirectories are searched. Click Set to open the path properties dialog box so that you can update file path settings.

Displays inventoried file location. Locations include all client hard disks, a single path variable, or path name. By default, All client hard disks is selected.
Search subdirectories

Indicates whether Location subdirectories are searched.
Exclude encrypted and compressed files

Indicates whether to search for encrypted and/or compressed files.
While software inventory is capable of inventorying encrypted and compressed files, software inventory may run much slower due to the additional processing required. When encrypted files are inventoried, an unencrypted copy of the file must be created to inventory. In addition, if antivirus software is running on the client machine, the antivirus software will detect the inventory agent opening the files scanned by software inventory and will rescan them to ensure they are not infected with a virus.
Exclude files in the Windows directory

Indicates whether to search for files in the Windows directory. If you select this option, the Search subdirectories option is ignored.

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