Acronis True image home 2009 latest update. windows XP C drive is 180GB capacity My documents folder (on C) is appx 127gb full of data Used space (based on Acronis analysis of C drive is 141gb) That makes everything but the "my documents" folder appx 14gb. When I get to the step of the wizard that asks for "files to exclude" I try adding the path on the C drive to the my documents folder by putting the path in with and without an "*" ahead of the path. When I run the wizard, I run out of space on my usb hdd, which has 45gb of free space on it. what am I doing wrong-doesnt this version of acronis allow the user to exclude certain files from an image backup? What I want to do is create an image of my OS with the basic programs and updates so that if I want to restore quickly I have the basics. I also want to create a separate backup of the my documents folder from time to time, but I think i have that taken care of. Help?