What file types are commonly excluded from Discover scans?

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Article ID: 159976

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Issue/Introduction

List of file types commonly excluded from Discover scans. 

Resolution

The following file types are often excluded from Discover scans, as they are unlikely to contain confidential content.

Extensions are comma separated so they can be easily copied to an exclusion filter.

*.adm,*.aw,*.aspx,*.bdr,*.bin,*.cab,*.cat,*.chm,*.com,*.cpl,*.cur,*.dat,*.dl_,*.dll,*.dll_1033,*.drv,*.exe,*.fae,*.hlp,*.ime,*.inf,
*.ini,*.inx,*.lnk,*.mecontact,*.mof,*.mui,*.nls,*.ocx,*.pnf,*.so,*.sys,*.tcl,*.tlb,*.tpi,*.ttf,*.ver,*.vxd,*.windowslivecontact,
*.windowslivegroup,*.wmf,*.xsn,*.acr,*.ani,*.asf,*.b3d,*.bmp,*.bpm,*.cam,*.clp,*.cr2,*.crw,*.cur,*.dcm,*.dcx,*.dds,*.dib,*.djvu,
*.ecw,*.emf,*.fsh,*.g3,*.gif,*.grd,*.icf,*.iff,*.icl,*.ico,*.ima,*.img,*.iw44,*.j2k,*.jng,*.jp2,*.jpc,*.jpe,*.jpm,*.jpeg,*.jpg,
*.kdc,*.lbm,*.ldf,*.lwf,*.mng,*.nlm,*.ng,*.nol,*.pcd,*.pcx,*.pgm,*.png,*.ppm,*.ppx,*.psd,*.psp,*.ras,*.raw,*.rgb,*.rle,*.san,*.sff,
*.sfw,*.sgi,*.sid,*.tif,*.tiff,*.ttf,*.wbmp,*.wmf,*.xbm,*.xpm,*.aif,*.au,*.avi,*.lrc,*.med,*.mid,*.mov,*.mp,*.mp3,*.mp4,*.mpe,
*.mpg,*.mpeg,*.ogg,*.ra,*.rm,*.rmi,*.snd,*.swf,*.wav,*.wma,*.wmv,*.dwp,*.js,*.xep,*.msi,*.rll,*.ini,*.hxk,*.hxs,*.pdi