Excluding 'Temporary Internet Files' and the like from backups?

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  1. smorloc

    smorloc Registered Member

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    Howdy,

    Can one exclude 'Temporary Internet Files' and similar directories
    (Firefox cache, personal Temp directories, etc) from backups without
    having to specify the full path to the directory for each user on the
    system?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Instead of excluding them, you should use "housecleaning" software to empty those folders. It's good practice to do that anyway - your computer will run better.
     
  3. smorloc

    smorloc Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply...

    I agree that housecleaning is a good thing however I think it just makes sense to exclude certain directories so as to not backup tens of thousands of unnecessary files.

    Consider how much cleaner/smaller/faster the incremental/differential backups would be!

    Steve
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello smorloc,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Backup software.

    Unfortunately you should specify each folder you wish to exclude from the backup manually and there is no option to exclude some preset folders (Temporary Internet Files folder for example).

    You can write you wish in Wish List Thread and probably the feature will be implemented in one of the future versions of the software.

    Thank you
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    Nikita Sakharov
     
  5. shieber

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    best option for the situation, get ccleaner.exe. It's free, effective, regularly updated, and customizable. You can create a desktop icon taht includes /AUTO at the end of hte command line and whenever you click the icon, Ccleaner will run in the background besides exiting on its own when done.
     
  6. astickler

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    Using ccleaner doesn't help with daily incrementals, unless you are happy to loose all your IE history. Personally, I find the IE history useful, but I do clean out, perhaps monthly, and see no reason at all to back it up.

    The ability to exclude a named folder and to have TI automatically exclude all its files and subfolders seems an obvious feature.

    Andrew
     
  7. shieber

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    You can use ccleaner to leave IE history and remove ie temp files. On the main screan, click on Windows tab and then under the section for Internet Explorer, check IE Temporary Files and uncheck History. Of course, you can do have it the other way aorund by reversing what's checked.
     
  8. astickler

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    Yes, but the other problem with deleting IE temp files is that you waste network bandwidth downloading them all again the next time you visit the site.

    An exclude with subfolders option in TI would be the best way forward.

    Andrew
     
  9. TheWeaz

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    Man, what kind of internet connection do you have? :D

    Or just more unnecessary bloat that interferes with what I bought TI for - plain, flat-out disk imaging.
     
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