Search for Duplicates with Data Control

Applies To: WatchGuard Data Control

In WatchGuard Data Control, two files are duplicates when their content is identical, regardless of the normalization process or the Data Control settings you define. The comparison between two files does not include file names or extensions. You can use the Files with Personal Data list to look for and delete duplicate files. To help minimize the exposure of sensitive information, we recommend that you search for and delete duplicate files.

For information on normalization, see About Data Control Search. For information on settings, see Data Control Settings.

To open the Files with Personal Data list, from the available lists:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Status.
  2. In the My Lists section in the left pane, click Add.
    The Add List dialog box opens with all available lists.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control lists

  1. Select Files with Personal Data.
    A list opens with all PII files found across the network.
  2. In the row for a file, click .
  3. Select Search for Copies of the File.
    A list shows all files with the same content on the network.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control filter list

  1. To delete a file, in the row, click.
  2. Select Delete.

To open the Files with Personal Data list, from the Data Control dashboard:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Status.
  2. From the left pane, select Data Control.
  3. In the Files with Personal Data tile, click the circle.
    Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control Files with Personal Data tile
    The Files with Personal Data list opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control Files with Personal Data list

  1. In the row for a file, click .
  2. Select Search for Copies of the File.
    A list shows all files with the same content on the network.

Screen shot of WatchGuard EPDR, Data Control Files with Personal Data list, filtered

  1. To delete a file, in the row, click.
  2. Select Delete.

See Also

About Data Control Search

Data Control Search Syntax