[Suggestions] Improving Exclude List and more…

By dexter | April 3rd, 2008 | 7:37 am

The Excluded List was a much needed feature, so kudos on implementing it!

However, it could do with some refining:

1) A default, basic list could be included containing the filetypes and locations most people would want to exlude, such as:

%windir%\$NtUninstall* ,  %windir%\pchealth, %windir%\inf, %windir%\repair, %windir%\Help, %windir%\Installer, %windir%\SoftwareDistribution, %windir%\Temp, %tmp%, %windir%\Driver Cache, %windir%\system32\dllcache, %windir%\servicepackfiles, drivers.cab, sp2.cab, *.msi, *.rar, *.avi, *.mpeg

2) An Include List would be a nice addition too. Some people (like myself) only want boosting for specific apps such as Photoshop. So instead of manually excluding the whole computer, it’d be easier to have a whitelist too.

3) Option to import/export the Include/Exclude Lists


4 Responses to “[Suggestions] Improving Exclude List and more…”

  1. Andrew Zarudnev
    Apr 03, 2008

    Thank you very much for the feedback. Yes, sure we will try to improve the Exclude list, but unfortunately not in the nearest release. Probably in the version 2.1

    1) Most of the folders you gave as an example should not be cached by default cause they are accessed rarely. In addition I still think that nothing should be excluded (except obvious things like *.avi or *.mp3). If any files are cached it means they are read often and if you exclude them you make your system slower.

    2) Agree

    3) This is easy. Exclude list is stored in a file exclude.ini that is located in “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eBoostr\”.

  2. fastest963
    Apr 03, 2008

    After changing the exclude list, do we need to do a complete removal and rebuild, just start a rebuild, or do nothing and sit back and enjoy!?


  3. BEParkerVA
    Apr 08, 2008

    I have the same issue with excluding the same kinds of files/folders. I have had to go through the uninstall listings to exclude each folder, which has been extremly time consuming and changes after every Windows update. The use of global excludes/wild cards has not worked at all.

  4. Ilya Elenik
    Apr 17, 2008

    fastest963, cache will be updated during an automatic or manual rebuild.
    BEParkerVA, in the next minor update your will be able to exclude folders with ‘*’ wild card at the end of the string