Transparent Wiping Exceptions
Sometimes an excessive amount of temporary files are being deleted in the system beyond the capacity of this feature, so Transparent Wiping queues the deleted files causing a rapid decrease in free disk space. This problem is typically caused by a conflict with an anti-virus or an anti-malware program. In that case, it is strongly recommended to add some folders and/or applications Exceptions list so that only selected files will be wiped and the rest will be just deleted.
To manage Transparent Wiping Exceptions, open Transparent Wiping Panel from BCWipe Task Manager or from the icon in system tray. Click Exceptions:
BCWipe offers two pre-configured Exceptions lists:
🗹 Exclude files related to Windows Update -
🗹 Exclude files related to antivirus software -
In addition to those, manual configuration is possible.
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 filter and Application filter. With the commands Add file, Add folder and Add pattern (available from the drop-down menu when clicking Add ) users can add items to these lists. The pattern items may contain wildcards (*) which stands for"any sequence of symbols".
After configuring excluded and included items, there are four lists:
- Items included by file name
- Items excluded by file name
- Items included by application name
- Items excluded by application name
THE MAIN RULE: a file will be wiped only if it matches both included pattern and does not match both excluded patterns.
Automatic configuration of Excluded Applications list
BCWipe contains Transparent Wiping auto-configure utility that helps configuring the list of Excluded applications specific to your system. To use the utility - click Auto configure from log file. The utility will read the current log file (if assigned), 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 adding the items, click OK to save the changes.