SOLVED Windows Defender won't list Excluded files, File Locations, etc..etc


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Hi,

I have selected certain file types / folders and locations in Windows Defender on Windows 10 that were added to the exclusions lists...

Previously I could go to Windows Defender and see what files, folders or extensions I had excluded but now they have disappeared....

All I see is the add buttons which work as intended when I want to add a folder etc etc....
But then they are not listed anywhere so that I can remember what I have excluded or not....

Can some one please help me so that they are visible again, is there a setting in the registry that needs to be fixed?

This is what I should see where, below the red arrows I should see the excluded files/folders including their path etc etc [see image below]


but I see nothing..

Yet if i go to the registry as indicated below...

File and file location exclusions are stored in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions\Paths

File type exclusions are stored in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions\Extensions

Processes exclusions are stored in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions\Processes

they are all listed there....?

I have to say that windows defender is excluding folders/files and etc etc, that I have selected during its scans, but I cant see the excluded items in the Windows Defender as per image of my Exclusions section below...




Thanking you in advance for your support and assistance on this issue....

Cheers
 

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**EDIT**
Fixed... deleting the "Path" key in the registry and then resetting the PC brings them back...

I would like to thank BRINK for his support

for sorting this out for me... genius....


cheers
 
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Hi! I'm having the same issue and I can see the exclusions on regedit. I tried deleting PATH as you said as a fix but I couldn't delete it.
Any advise?

WinDef Path.png
 
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