Include and Exclude lists

Sometimes an excessive amount of temporary files are being deleted on the system beyond the capacity of this feature, so Transparent Wiping is not able to wipe all the files being deleted causing a rapid decrease in free disk space. This problem is typically caused by a conflict with an anti-virus or anti-spyware program. In that case, it is strongly recommended to add some folders and/or applications into Exclude list so that only selected files will be wiped and the rest will be just deleted.

There are three predefined configurations of Transparent Wiping: Move the slider to set the desired level of security:

The following dialog window is used to create the configuration manually:

There are two ways to include or exclude files - by file name and by the application (or system process) that launches the deletion. These two ways are implemented through File name filter and Application filter. With the commands Add file, Add folder and Add pattern (which are available through right-click menu ) users can add items in these lists. The pattern items may contain asterisk (*) which means any sequence of symbols.

After configuring excluded and included items, there are four lists:

THE MAIN RULE: a file will be wiped only if it matches both included pattern and does not match both excluded patterns.

Use Test existing file and Test application buttons to know if a specific file or application is included or excluded.

Automatic configuration of Excluded Applications list

BCWipe contains Transparent Wiping auto-configure utility that helps to configure the list of Excluded applications specifically for your system. To use the utility - click Auto configure. The utility will read the current log file assigned to the Transparent Wiping task, calculate the number of strings associated with each application and show the resulted statistics:

Click Scan to make the utility read the log file which name is reported in the edit box.

Click column name Name or Quantity to sort the list by the name or by the number of occurrences.

Use buttons >> or << to add or remove items to configure the Exclude list.

After putting the desired items, click OK.