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What file types are supported for content extraction within Symantec DLP?

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Issue/Introduction

What file formats and file types are supported for content extraction within Symantec DLP?

Resolution

The list of supported file types changes regularly. Please consult the appropriate version of the Administrator Guide to get the full list of supported file types.

 

 

 

Additional Information

This is a compiled list for simplicity and is accurate as of 10/26/2022, please check the administrator guide above for the current status of file types.

Format Name Format Extension
Word-processing file formats  
Adobe Maker Interchange Format (FrameMaker) MIF
Apple iWork Pages PAGES
ApplixWords AW
Corel WordPerfect Linux WPS
Corel WordPerfect Macintosh WPS
Corel WordPerfect Windows WO
Corel WordPerfect Windows WPD
DisplayWrite IP
Folio Flat file FFF
Fujitsu Oasys OA2
Haansoft Hangul HWP
IBM DCA/RFT (Revisable Form Text) DC
JustSystems Ichitaro JTD
Lotus AMI Pro SAM
Lotus AMI ProfessionalWrite Plus AMI
LotusWord Pro LWP
Lotus SmartMaster MWP
Microsoft Word PC DOC
Microsoft Word Windows DOC
Microsoft Word Windows XML DOCX
Microsoft Word Windows Template XML DOTX
Microsoft Word Windows Macro-Enabled Template XML DOTM
Microsoft Word Macintosh DOC
Microsoft Works WPS
Microsoft Windows Write WRI
Microsoft OneNote ONE
OpenOfficeWriter SXW
OpenOfficeWriter ODT
StarOfficeWriter SXW
StarOfficeWriter ODT
WordPad RTF
XML Paper Specification XPS
XyWrite XY4
Presentation file formats  
Apple iWork Keynote KEYNOTE
Applix Presents AG
Corel Presentations SHW
Lotus Freelance Graphics PRZ
Lotus Freelance Graphics 2 PRE
Macromedia Flash SWF
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows PPT
Microsoft PowerPoint PC PPT
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows XML PPTX
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows Macro-Enabled XML PPTM
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows XML Template POTX
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows Macro-Enabled XML Template POTM
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows XML Show PPSX
Microsoft PowerPoint Windows Macro-Enabled Show PPSM
Microsoft PowerPoint Macintosh PPT
OpenOffice Impress SXI
OpenOffice Impress SXP
OpenOffice Impress ODP
StarOffice Impress SXI
StarOffice Impress SXP
StarOffice Impress ODP
Spreadsheet file formats  
Apple iWork Numbers NUMBERS
Applix Spreadsheets AS
Comma Separated Values CSV
Corel Quattro Pro WB2
Corel Quattro Pro WB3
Data Interchange Format DIF
Lotus 1-2-3 123
Lotus 1-2-3 WK4
Lotus 1-2-3 Charts 123
Microsoft Excel Windows XLS
Microsoft Excel Windows XML XLSX
Microsoft Excel Charts XLS
Microsoft Excel 2007 Binary XLSB
Microsoft Excel Macintosh XLS
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet S30
Microsoft Works Spreadsheet S40
OpenOffice Calc SXC
OpenOffice Calc ODS
StarOffice Calc SXC
StarOffice Calc ODS
Text and markup file formats  
ANSI TXT
ASCII TXT
HTML HTM
Microsoft Excel Windows XML XML
Microsoft Word Windows XML XML
Microsoft Visio XML VDX
Oasis Open Document Format ODT
Oasis Open Document Format ODS
Oasis Open Document Format ODP
Rich Text Format RTF
Unicode Text TXT
XHTML HTM
XML (generic) XML
Email file formats  
Domino XML Language DXL
EMC EmailXtender Native Message ONM
Microsoft Outlook MSG
Microsoft Outlook Express EML
Text Mail (MIME) various
Transfer Neutral Encapsulation Format various
CAD file formats  
AutoCAD Drawing DWG
AutoCAD Drawing Exchange DFX
Microsoft Visio 2013 VSD
Microsoft Visio XML VSDX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Macro VSDM
Microsoft Visio 2013_Stencil VSSX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Stencil_Macro VSSM
Microsoft Visio 2013_Template VSTX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Template_Macro VSTM
Microstation DGN
Graphics file formats  
Enhanced Metafile EMF
Lotus Pic PIC
Tagged Image File (metadata only) TIFF
Windows Metafile WMF
Database file formats  
Microsoft Access MDB
Microsoft Project MPP
Microsoft Office Open XML formats  
Office Open XML Word Processing DOCX
Office Open XML Word Processing Template DOTX
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Word Processing DOCM
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Word Processing Template DOTM
Office Open XML Spreadsheet XLSX
Office Open XML Spreadsheet Template XLTX
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Spreadsheet XLSM
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Spreadsheet Template XLTM
Office Open XML Spreadsheet Add-in XLAM
Office Open XML Presentation PPTX
Office Open XML Presentation Template POTX
Office Open XML Presentation Slide Show PPSX
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Presentation PPTM
Office Open XML Macro-enabled Presentation Template POTM
Office Open XML Presentation Macro-enabled Slide Show PPSM
Office Open XML Presentation Add-in PPAM
Other file formats  
Adobe PDF PDF
iCalendar ICS
MPEG-1 Audio layer 3 (metadata only) MP3
Microsoft Windows Backup Utility File BKF
Microsoft Rights Management protected files PFILE
  Microsoft Office 2003 and older
    Files that use Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) file technology, including Office Open XML (including Office 2007 and greater), and XML Paper Specification (XPS)
   
  This type of content extraction is only supported on detection servers running on Windows servers
File Share Encryption (PGP Netshare) You can decrypt Symantec File Share encrypted files and extract file contents for policy evaluation using the File Share plugin.
Custom You can write a plug-in to perform content, subfile, and metadata extraction operations on custom file formats. Refer to the 
  Symantec Data Loss Prevention Content Extraction Plug-in Developers Guide
  .
  Content extraction plug-ins are limited to detection servers.
Virtual Card File VCF and VCARD electronic business card files
Encapsulation file formats  
7-Zip 7Z
BinHex HQX
GZIP GZ
iCalendar ICS
Java Archive JAR
Microsoft Cabinet CAB
Microsoft Compressed Folder LZH
Microsoft Compressed Folder LHA
Microsoft Visio 2013 VSD
Microsoft Visio 2013 XML VSDX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Macro VSDM
Microsoft Visio 2013_Stencil VSSX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Stencil_Macro VSSM
Microsoft Visio 2013_Template VSTX
Microsoft Visio 2013_Template_Macro VSTM
PKZIP ZIP
WinZip ZIP
RAR archive RAR
Tape Archive TAR
UNIX Compress Z
UUEncoding UUE
Virtual Card File VCF and VCARD electronic business card files
YENC YENC (server only)