How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames:
.DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)?
Files with these filenames should not be extracted:
Files with these names should be extracted:
Also, does anyone know if WinRAR has a syntax guide for the prohibited file types list in case I'd like to add more filenames or be flexible with the rules I need?
Essentially I'd like to avoid extracting unnecessary files from ZIP, RAR or 7z archives in Windows 7 - files like Windows 2000/XP's Thumbs.db file (Thumbnail cache) and Mac OS X' .DS_Store file (Desktop Services Store), while not being too strict and also not extracting files which just contain 'Thumbs.db' or '.DS_Store' in its filename.
thumbs.db .DS_Store in the WinRAR prohibited file list. I have encountered a ZIP file that has a .DS_Store file in a 2nd level directory.
(Zipfile.zip > Parent Directory > Directory where .DS_Store is stored). When I extract this ZIP file, WinRAR still extracts the .DS_Store file. Changing
*.DS_Store in the prohibited files list fixes this. The same issue happens with thumbs.db files.
My prohibited files list is now
*thumbs.db *.DS_Store, while this could exclude
*.DS_Store in all directories, my concern is that this could also affect filenames that I do not intend to exclude (e.g.
Anyone know why the previous entry didn't work in non-root directories in this case? Also, is there a better entry in the Prohibited files list that will work to exclude only thumbs.db and .DS_Store files for all directory levels in a ZIP/RAR/7z file?