How to Exclude Folder or File in Windows Defender on Windows 10

Do you want to prevent Windows Defender from deleting your files when detected as false positives?

The solution is to add your files/folders as exclusions in Windows Security on Windows 10.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to exclude a folder, file, or file extension in Windows Defender to prevent false positives.

Let’s go!

Exclude Folder, File or Extension in Windows Defender

Open your Settings app using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut and click on “Update & Security“”.

Open the “Windows Security” page and click on “Virus & threat protection“.

Click on “Manage options” under “Virus & threat protection settings“.

Click on “Add or remove exclusions“.

Click on “Add an exclusion“.

You can choose from:

I have created a folder named “FreeZone” that I will use to put in it all the files that can be detected as false positives.

You can also exclude files by extensions…

There you have it, dear reader if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Thanks for sharing in advance ;)



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