I very much appreciate this thread that explains the problem of trying to restore Office 2007 from an image in TI2009, as well as the fix that's been found by removing the .bak file extension from Files to Exclude in an image task. I haven't tried an image restore as yet, but I've been including this fix in my partition tasks. Unfortunately, that doesn't resolve the issue for me. I removed .bak from files to exclude, clicked Summary, then Proceed. No problem with that. Then I went back to check that all is good, and I found the default 4 file exclusions reappearing along with 3 of the default 4 (minus the .bak extension I've just removed). Who's supposed to be task editor here? Me or it? That's not all - I remove the .bak extension for the second time, did as above, and I find what you see in the screen shot below. Another repetition. If I remove all of the default 4, and do as above, the default 4 reappear. I did see a post with someone reporting the same thing the other day, but it doesn't come up in search that I can see, and I can't find it in the last few days posts. It's got to be there somewhere, I'm sure. I have no idea if the .bak extension is actually being included/excluded in my image. I have no idea if the reoccurance of its exclusion is only happening because I've reopened the task to check. There is no mention of excluded file types in the task summery either. Any suggestions? Thanks for your time.