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Do auto-protect exclusions actually work in NS?
I use Norton Security (with backup) on Windows 10. Both my Norton product and my Windows installation are up to date (in fact, I just reinstalled Norton).
I have a number of very large disks on my system that I use to manage archived images (pictures). I want Norton to leave these disks alone. The photo archives are all in subdirectories under a commonly named top level directory on each disk. I've added entries to the Auto-Protect/SONAR/whatever list, both naming the disks and naming just the top level directory (eg \Photos\Archive\ for the top level directory, or P:\Photos\Archive for the disk and directory path). It doesn't seem to work.
When I try to access the disks using a Windows command script that looks for specific files in each archive subdirectory, it takes a very long time to produce results, UNLESS I completely disable Auto-protect (using the notification area icon pop-up menu). As soon as I disable auto-protect at the system level, the script runs fine. If I re-enable auto-protect at the system level, the scripts slows down again.
Why does the exclusion list not seem to work? I would think that if I really had successfully excluded the photo archive disks from the "auto protect" activity, I would not see a big difference in the performance of my CMD scripts (it impacts ALL of the scripts I'm using to manage the archive).