need help with list of exclusions

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  1. imdb

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    ok, so i need help with list of exclusions for my backup plan. i use rescue media to create backups and i do cold backups. i'm creating a list of exclusions for use with imaging apps and i use multiple imaging apps incl. mac-ref and ati. what file types and folders can i add to my list other than temp files and folders without breaking windows? i want to make sure that my image is free from all clutters, unnecessary files and folders and traces of past activities.
     
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    Looks like a pretty complete list to me.
     
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    ok, thanks. :thumb:
     
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    Was that with Acronis? Or something else? Or any product in general? I do not question that you are correct, but I never noticed that with Acronis when I used to use it. That of course doesn't mean it didn't happen.
     
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    hey, jack. fwiw, i tried it with and without exclusions with ati and i didn't notice a significant difference. i can say the amount of time it takes to back up and restore my rig w/o exclusions is the same as it does with exclusions.
     
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    ok, so i ran the dism commands and it deleted ~300mb.
     
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    xxJackxx,

    It was with IFW/IFL. In retrospect it wasn't a typical test. I had nothing in the C: drive that I wanted to exclude so I imaged a data drive and "excluded" several large partitions. I recall it doubled the backup/restore times.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. Acronis is usually the fastest product when you do anything like exclusions or incrementals/differentials. That said I prefer something that can actually restore the image it made. :isay:
     
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