Can Symantec DLP run a Discover scan on an external hard drive?

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Article ID: 159588

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Data Loss Prevention Network Discover Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Discover

Issue/Introduction

Is it possible for Discover to scan an external hard drive?

Resolution

If the external drive is seen as fixed by the OS (which is usually the case for Large USB external drives) then the drive can be scanned both by Network Discover (through the administrative share <drive letter>$) and Endpoint Discover.

If the drive is seen as removable (ex: USB thumb drives) it cannot be scanned.