Hello, Can anyone tell me if the file exclusion pattern when backing up files&folders in TI v9.1 has to match the entire pathname or is it versatile enough to match parts of the pathname? For instance, I would like to exclude the pattern others\*.pst, regardless of where the "others" directory is found on the partitions I'm backing up. I was unable to do that, I've tried numerous combinations (others\*.pst, *\others\*.pst, etc). It seems the current implementation demands a full path match or just *.pst in this case, at least that's what the help and manual suggest. Same goes for date folders (e.g. 2006-01-23) found in a "pictures" directory, regardless of where that directory might be located on the partition. I want to exclude all files and subfolders (no matter how many path levels there are). I thought pictures\?-??-?? would do the trick but again, it does not work. I have to use either the full path or just ?-??-??. Using the full path in such cases is not what I want because there may be more paths matching pictures\?-??-?? or others\*.pst that I want excluded and I don't want to edit the task each time before it runs, especially since it's a scheduled task that runs weekly and such directories can get created in different areas than the path specified. Using just ?-??-?? or *.pst is again not an option because that might exclude folders I want included. Is there any way I can achieve that in the current TI v9.1? If not, then consider this a suggestion for the future versions of TI ... it's pretty easy to code as well. You might also want to throw in some advanced exclusion and inclusion features too (regexp, file stat based -- last modified/accesses date, size, etc etc) but at least a partial match ability as in my examples above. Many other backup products are able to do it, I'm surprised TI cannnot but I hope you'll consider implementing it. Regards p.s. In fact, even with a full path x:\mm\pictures\?-??-??, in order to exclude all files and subdirectories I had to try out numerous combinations. I discovered finally that you need to add a single asterisk, i.e. x:\mm\pictures\?-??-??\* or otherwise it does not work. x:\mm\pictures\?-??-??\*.* would only exclude the files but no subdirectories. Leaving it alone would have no effect (nothing is excluded). I think this should be specified in the help and manual somewhere.