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Collecting File, Folder, or Registry Information

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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The default inventory template does not collect file, folder, or Registry information. However, you can customize inventory templates to collect that information using the File, Directory and Registry Datasource Configuration tab in the Inventory Configuration Editor.

To complete the File, Directory and Registry Datasource Configuration tab:

  1. In the left pane of the tab, browse to the container that contains the file system object or Registry object you want to inventory.
  2. In the upper-right pane, select the object(s) you want to add. Hold Ctrl or Shift while clicking to select multiple objects.
  3. Click Add at the top of the appropriate pane in the lower-right.
  4. If you want to manually enter the path for a file system object:
    1. Above the File System Object pane in the lower-right, click Manually Add/Modify.
    2. Specify whether you want to add a File or Directory.
    3. In the Fully Qualified Path field, enter the path for the file or folder. Note: This field does not support UNC paths, but it does support environment variables such as %PROGRAMFILES%.
    4. Click Save.
    5. Repeat these steps for all additional files or folders you want to add.
  5. If you want to manually enter the path for a Registry object:
    1. Above the Registry Object pane in the lower-right, click Manually Add/Modify.
    2. Specify whether the Registry setting you want to add is in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_USERS hive.
    3. In the Registry Key Path field, enter the rest of the path.
    4. If you want to provide a display name, enter a custom value in the Friendly Display Name (optional) field.
    5. If you want to specify a Registry value, select Include Registry Value, and then specify the type and name for the value.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Repeat these steps for all additional Registry objects you want to add.​
  6. If you want to remove an object, select the object in the appropriate pane in the lower-right, and then click Remove.
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