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

Published by Soufiane | Categories : Computers - Security - Computers - Tips & Tricks - Computers - 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“”.

exclude windows defender folders files extension windows 10 1 settings update security

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

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

exclude windows defender folders files extension windows 10 3 manage settings

Click on “Add or remove exclusions“.

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Click on “Add an exclusion“.

You can choose from:

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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.

exclude windows defender folders files extension windows 10 6 folder selection select

You can also exclude files by extensions…

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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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