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Adds the file or the directory to the exclusion list of the volume. That is, the file or directory is removed from the protection of
the File Based Write Filter. The exclusion will take effect after the next system reboot. The file or directory path must be an
absolute path starting with \.
fbwfmgr /removeexclusion C: <file_or_dir_path>
Removes the file or the directory from the exclusion list of the volume. That is, the file or directory is included within the
protection of the File Based Write Filter. The removal of the exclusion will take effect after the next system reboot. The file or
directory path must be an absolute path starting with \.
fbwfmgr /overlaydetail
Displays the list of files and directories that are modified, along with the size of memory used by the File Based Write Filter to
cache the modified data of the file or directory and the number of open handles to it.
Enabling and Disabling the File Based Write Filter Using the Desktops Icons
For convenience, use the File Based Write Filter enable and disable icons present on the administrator desktop.
File Based Write Filter Enable Icon (Green)— Double-clicking this icon enables the File Based Writer Filter. This Utility is similar
to running the fdwfmgr /enable the command line option as described in Running File Based Write Filter Command Line Options.
Also, double-clicking this icon immediately restarts the system and enables the File Based write Filter. The File Based Write Filter
status icon in the system tray is green when the File Based Write Filter is enabled.
File Based Write Filter Disable Icon (Red)— Double-clicking this icon allows you to disable the File Based Write Filter. This
utility is similar to running the fbwfmgr / disable command line option as described in Running File Based Write Filter Command
Line Options. However, double-clicking this icon immediately restarts the system and disables the File Based Write Filter. The
File Based Write Filter remains disabled and can only be enabled using the File Based Write Filter Enable icon or through the
command line as described in Running File Based Write Filter Command Line Options. The File Based Write Filter status icon in
the system tray remains red while the File Based Write Filter is disabled.
Setting the File Based Write Filter Controls
Use the File Based Write Filter Control dialog box to view and manage your control settings
To view and manage File Based Write Filter control settings, use the File Based Write Filter Control dialog box.
1. To open the dialog box, double-click the FBWF icon in the notification area of the administrator taskbar.
The File Based Write Filter dialog box is displayed.
2. Use the following guidelines setup the Write Filter Controls.
a. FBWF Status area includes:
Current Status — Shows the status (Enabled or Disabled) of the File Based Write Filter.
Boot Command — Shows the status of the Boot Command. FBWF_ENABLE means that the FBWF is enabled for the
next session; and FBWF_DISABLE means that the FBWF is disabled for the next session.
RAM used by FBWF — Shows the amount of RAM used (in Kilobytes and Percentage) that is being used by the File
Based Write Filter. If Current Status is Disabled, RAM Used by FBWF is always zero (0).
Amount of RAM used for FBWF Cache — Shows (in MB) the amount of RAM (in MB) that is used as File Based
Write Filter cache for the current session.
Cache Setting — Shows the cache setting for the current session.
Warning #1 ( percent) — Shows the FBWF cache percentage value at which a Low Memory warning message is
displayed to the user for the current session.
Warning #2 ( percent) — Shows the FBWF cache percentage value at which a Critical Memory warning message is
displayed to the user, along with another message display counting down the number of seconds before automatic
rebooting will occur for the current session.
Reboot Time Delay (in seconds) — Shows the number of seconds that will lapse before system reboot in the Warning
#2 ( percent) case of cache overflow for the current session.
b. FBWF Cache Settings area includes:
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