Including the excluded directories back in scans

You can include a directory back in the software scan by specifying it in a task, and running this the task against the chosen endpoints.

About this task

Some directories are excluded from being scanned by default. Ensure that you do not remove them from the list. It might lead to untested and unsupported results in BigFix Inventory. For the full list, see: Directories that are excluded by default.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. In the navigation tree, click Sites > External Sites > IBM BigFix Inventory v9, and then click Fixlets and Tasks.
  3. Select the Remove Excluded Directories task.
  4. Specify which directories are to be removed from the list of excluded directories.

    Image showing the field for specifying directories that are to be included back in the scan.
  5. Click Take Action and select endpoints for which you want to apply the changes.


You removed the entries from the list of directories that are excluded from scanning. Those directories are now scanned during the software scan.