O&O Defrag 17 Product manual

O&O Defrag 17 
Notation for rules

In the following chart, you can find the correct syntax and examples for user defined rules to help you influence zone filing.

If you want to work on a file, then enter the absolute path.

Example: c:\windows\explorer.exe - only this file is worked on

If you want to capture all of a folder’s sub- entries (files and sub- folders) by a rule, the rule expression needs to end with "\*".

Example: c:\windows\system32\*

If only one folder without sub folder should be captured, then enter it without an expression:

Example: c:\windows\system32

If you want to move all files of a certain type to one zone, enter a star before the file ending.

Example: *.omg includes all files and folders ending in .omg. The star jumps over a number of symbols and searches for the expression which is located behind it.

Only files with a certain characteristic in their name and with the exact file ending are supposed to be captured.

Example: *test*123*.txt includes all text files which contain a "test" and "123" in their name. This means for example: test123.txt (the star can only jump over zeros) or also xtestyz123abc.txt.

Files can also be approached that are not constrained by where they are stored in a drive.

Example: The rule \file.txt finds all files which are called file.txt, and lie in the root directory of any drive. If no drive letter is given and the rule starts with a backslash, a path is intended that is independent from the drive on which the file it is located.

If you want to include all sub-folders of a folder, use the backslash in the beginning and at the end of the folder name and the star.

Example: \windows\* all sub-entries of all Windows folders on all hard disks

Further examples:

c:\hall?.txt - Here the question mark is any (not empty) symbol. It is also possible to cover c:\hallo.txt and c:\halli.txt or also c:\hall8.txt.

Create new rule

Create new rule