1. What actually happened or you saw:
When adding a firewall rule in the Firewall Application Rules window there is no “Folder” option in the “Browse Pulldown Menu”.
Currently one has to select the “Files” option from the “Browse Pulldown Menu” and select a file inside the desired folder like “C:\MyApp\MyApp.exe”. After that one has to manually edit the “Name:” field to change the rule for file “C:\MyApp\MyApp.exe” into a rule for folder “C:\MyApp*” to create the (same) firewall rule for all files inside that folder and in its sub folders.
To be clear, this is not about implementing a new feature as adding firewall rules for folders like C:\MyApp* already works out of the box. It just that one has to create a firewall rule for a “File” first and then manually have to edit/change the “Name” into a “Folder” to create the folder firewall rule.
2. What you wanted to happen or see:
When adding a firewall rule in the Firewall Application Rules window a Folder option in the “Browse Pulldown Menu” should be made available to create a Folder firewall rule directly (as explained above).
3. Why you think it is desirable:
To quickly add a (same) firewall rule for a selected folder applying to all files in that folder and in its sub folders.
4. Any other information:
Please see attached image.