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Configuring Removable Media Encryption File Type Exclusion Policy Options

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Article ID: 174637

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Endpoint Encryption

Issue/Introduction

Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) Removable Media Encryption (RME) provides the ability to exclude specific file types from being encrypted. Adding file types to the exclusion list means that the RME policy will not apply to these file types.

Adding file types to the exclusion list is useful when users know specific file types they want unaffected by RME.

Note: For information on how to exclude specific devices for SEE RME, see KB article TECH254412.

Resolution

During client creation (or policy configuration), navigate to the page titled Removable Media Encryption Installation Settings - Device and File Type Exclusions:

 

 

If you would like to exclude Audio, Video, or Image files, check Exclude multimedia files from automatic encryption and select the corresponding checkboxes.

 

To exclude specific file types, select the Exclude file types extensions from automatic encryption (comma separated) under File Types Exclusion. Enter the file types extensions you would like to exclude with a leading period. Ensure these extensions are comma separated as seen below: 

 

For more information on SEE RME exclusions, see our online Help.

Note: For information on how to exclude specific devices for SEE RME, see KB article TECH254412.

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