When a new project is created within Duplicate File Detective, a default set of search and exclusion paths are added to the project.
Default Search Paths
•Add fixed disk drives - Enabled by default.
•Add remote (mapped) drives - Disabled by default.
•Add removable drives - Disabled by default.
•Exclude Windows folder - Where operating system and other critical files are kept (e.g. C:\windows).
•Exclude Program Files folder - Where installed programs and their supportive files reside.
•Exclude Common Program Files folder - As above, only for all users.
•Exclude Windows System folder - The Windows system folder (e.g. C:\Windows\System).
•Exclude Temporary files folder - Temporary folder location, as determined by environment variables or current user profile.
•Exclude Temporary Internet files folder - The directory in which Internet Explorer places temporary files.
All of the above exclusions are enabled by default.
Note: On 64-bit systems, certain 32-bit path counterparts will also be excluded based upon the choices made above. For example, excluding the "Program Files" folder on a
64-bit system will also result in the exclusion of the "Program Files (x86)" folder, which Windows uses to transparently support the execution of 32-bit applications.