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Friday, December 17, 2010

Will a file screen look inside a .ZIP file?

From my testing, it does not. I set up a file screen to prevent .TXT files from being copied into a folder. In another folder that was not screened, I created two text files and then sent them to a compressed (.zip) file. I was able to copy the .zip file to the screen folder. To help prevent blocked files from being saved to restricted locations, you may want to consider also blocking .ZIP files.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beyond the obvious lame-ness that Microsoft doesn't check the compressed file's contents that it natively-understands, do we know of any file monitor software that CAN check the contents of compressed files? That's quite a 90's workaround that many an end user would try.

Jason Yoder, MCT said...

Doing a quick search, I've found nothing. Well, I did find someone ask Social.Microsoft.com the exact same question. Literally copied this article and posted it as their own. The "expert" sent them to two articles that had nothing to do wit this topic.