I have Paragon Backup & Restore (Advanced) Free Ver 10.0.15.12802 running under 64-bit Win 7 professional SP1. I have been trying to back up my main HD but with certain folders excluded. Many of these folders include sub-folders and sub-sub-folders. In this forum link a moderator states categorically that it will "exclude sub-files and folders". (Although I do note that the particular version being discussed is not clear.) I have tried backing up my hard drive (about115GB of files on a 1TB disk) and it fails every time to exclude folders. As the final part of the 4 filters that I constructed I have tried using * or *.* or even nothing at all and I always obtain the same size archive of about 96GB. Looking at the contents using Restore I can see that none of the folders and the files in them have been excluded. I might add that the final page before the backup starts says that 39 folders are going to be excluded. Can ver 10 actually exclude folders and sub-folders and, if not, why does it wrongly say that it is going to exclude them?