View Full Version : Exclude files and folders
November 4th, 2009, 02:55 PM
I'm trying to use the exclude feature but I have a question about this. I made a filter like this C:\Users\xxxx\Music\*.* and when Paragon makes the backup it says it is excluding the songs in the Music folder. Also the image is smaller than when I turn the filter off. The thing I don't understand is when I go to Archives and open that image it still shows my songs in the Music folder. Any idea what is going on or am I missing something?
November 4th, 2009, 04:11 PM
It's created dummy files which has zero bytes. You can ignore those files during a restore or delete them immediately. This was something we've tried to push and to get it fix in the next build *crosses fingers*.
November 4th, 2009, 04:25 PM
But the strange thing is that if I delete a song from my music folder and restore the dummy file it is the correct file size. I did hex edit the file and it exists out of 4MB of SPACES. So basically you are saying that the size does take the disk space ones restored but in the backup it's almost 0 bytes because it's compressed. So logically, if you backup without compression it will retain the 4MB size and the backup will be the same size with or without the filter?
Also I noticed that Paragon keeps deleting my filters that I set up in settings. :(
November 4th, 2009, 04:52 PM
The filter feature definitely does need some cleaning up. You'll notice that the file restored may be the same size but not readable. But effectively, it does not take up any space in the archive.
Are you adding the filters during the backup wizard? Those will only retain for that operation. To add permanent filters, go to Tools > Settings and this will retain in future backups.
November 4th, 2009, 06:00 PM
I did set them up through settings, but for some reason they keep being deleted. I don't know what triggers the deleting of them. :(
November 19th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Has this issue been fixed in version 10 where it would add the excluded files to the archive?
March 8th, 2010, 12:18 PM
This issue still is there and I have another issue. I can't get the filters to work for other than partition C:. I made a filter for partition D:/Video/*.* and paragon doesn't exclude anything.:(
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