IT Asset Management (Cloud)

Command line | Registry

ExcludeFile excludes a specific file from inventory collection. This filter is applied to files within a folder included in inventory. This preference can accept multiple values, separated by commas or semi-colons.
Tip: Comma separators can be used freely. If you use semi-colon separators, it is mandatory on UNIX-like platforms to enclose the list of values in either single or double ASCII quotation marks. (Be careful that any copy/paste doesn't switch to 'smart quotes', and use only plain ASCII quotation marks.)
Note: Inclusions and exclusions can cover folders (and optionally their sub-folders), file name extensions, specific file names, and specific MD5 digest values. To resolve conflicting specifications, the specifications of folders provides a data set to which the following specifications are applied as filters, prioritized from lowest to highest as:
  • File extension
  • File name
  • MD5 value.
For example, if file extension exe is included, filename xcopy.exe excluded, and MD5 value 123456... (the MD5 for xcopy.exe) is included, then the inventory agent includes all files with extension exe except for all versions of xcopy.exe that do not have an MD5 value 123456....


Values / range

Valid file names.

Default value

(No default.)

Example value


Command line


Inventory agent


-o ExcludeFile=myfile.txt


Installed by

Manual configuration

Computer preference


IT Asset Management (Cloud)