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Nested File Scanning

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Does Microsoft Defender scan 'nested' files by default e.g. a Word document embedded in another Word document, or does this need to be configured.  I notice you need to configure 'the maximum depth to scan archive files' however I am not sure if this setting also applies to non-archived nested files (otherwise known as deep file scanning).  

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Hello all,  


I've not received any replies to my query regarding Defender nested file scanning below, which I find very strange as this is a basic question that Microsoft aught to be able to answer in a flash.  


Any Microsoft moderators - please will you provide an update to my question below.


Thank you

Chris Pay