Windows 7 defender check one file

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    How do I get windows defender to check just one folder?
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    Open Windows Explorer. Right click on the folder & choose "Scan with Windows Defender"
     
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    if it was that easy i would not have written!
    thanks
     
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    here is the right click options.
    so i tried custom - still no solution.
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    Not in Windows Defender. Go to "Windows Explorer" (like "My Computer") so that you have a folder list. Then select the folder in the left pane (left click so it is highlighted) & then right-click. This is where you should have a Context Menu option for "Scan with Windows Defender". Unless the context menus were not installed (some antivirus software give you the option to not install)
     
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    the right hand picture is from windows explorer.
    no option to scan with defender.
    thanks
     
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    If you do not have the context menus for Windows Defender then use the custom option you showed in the first picture. Uncheck all the boxes & then start clicking on the + next to "users", then click on the + next to your loginid, & keep expanding the folders by clicking + till you get down to the folder you want to scan. check the box next to that folder & choose OK & then Scan Now
     
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    thanks
     
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