When you scrub (sometimes called redact) files in Identity Finder, the original file is saved in the original location, but the instance of confidential data is masked. Redacting does not erase the file and it is not the same as encrypting a file.
You can scrub the following types of files:
- Office 2007
- Text files, such as .txt or .log
If the data is in a file type that can't be scrubbed using Identity Finder, you can open the file and remove the data yourself.
Scrub Files using Identity Finder
View the how to video
- If necessary, start Identity Finder by double-clicking the icon.
To open a saved results file, click the , and then either click and browse for the file, or click the file name in the Recent Results list.
- In the scan results file, highlight the data you want to scrub, and then click
Note: You have to scrub each instance of data in a file. For example, if a file includes 110 social security numbers, you'll need to scrub each one individually.
- In the Scrub window, click .