Excluding Specific Subdirectories from Analysis Process
Sometimes, it may be required to exclude one or more subdirectories from the disk space analysis process. For example, if you need to analyze a disk excluding one or two special directories, you may specify the whole disk as an input directory and add the directories that should be skipped to the exclude list.
In order to add one or more directories to the exclude list, open the disk space analysis profile dialog, press the 'Options' button, select the 'Exclude' tab and press the 'Add' button. All files and subdirectories located in the specified exclude directory will be excluded from the disk usage analysis process. In addition, advanced users are provided with a number of exclude directories macro commands allowing one to exclude multiple directories using a single macro command.
DiskSavvy provides the following exclude directories macro commands:
For example, the exclude macro command '$CONTAINS Temporary Files' will exclude all directories with 'Temporary Files' at any place in the full directory path and the exclude macro command '$REGEX \.(TMP|TEMP)$' will exclude all directories ending with '.TMP' or '.TEMP'.