FEATURE REQUEST: Add extension based blacklists to Symantec File Share Encryption functionality


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When using Symantec File Share Encryption protected folders with growing subfolder structure, you need to exclude some files based on file type extension and not based on folder/subfolder path.

This feature request would help to introduce extension based blacklist for Symantec File Share Encryption (formerly PGP Netshare) and Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal Server).


Currently blacklists are based on folder path. This path may be a local path or UNC network path, but not the file type extension.

Nevertheless there are several hard-coded entries that include:

  • *.SKR, *.PKR, and *.PGD files in any location.
  • PGP installation folder.
  • PGP Preference folder.
  • PGP Default Keyring folder.


Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. This Feature Request is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version of the product.

Technical Support filed a Feature Request to add this product feature. Note that an feature request is exactly that, a request.
There is no committed date for this request from the Endpoint Encryption Product Management team, nor from the Endpoint Encryption Engineering team at this time.

Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the request will be reflected here.

Applies To

Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.x

Symantec Encryption Desktop 10.3.x

Symantec File Share Encryption 10.3.x

PGP Universal Server 3.2.x

PGP Desktop 10.2.x

PGP Netshare 10.2.x