Recycler folder

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  1. martinlest

    martinlest Registered Member

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    How can I prevent Acronis 9 from automatically including the (often very large) Recycler folder in its backups? I can see no folder icon for this in the left-hand tree pane when you choose 'folders & files', so I can't uncheck it, although System Volume Information is there.

    I can empty the Recycle Bin, but I don't always want to get rid of files from all my drives before I back up one particular partition. There must be another way?

    Martin
     
  2. TheWeaz

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    You don't see RECYCLER? I do.
     
  3. Colvin

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    The "Recyler" is a system folder and cannot/should not be deleted. It can be viewed in Explorer by clicking on "Tools/Folder Options/View" and under the "Files and Folders" heading uncheck the item, "Hide protected system files and folders (Recommended)".
     
  4. TheWeaz

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    He doesn't want to delete it; he just doesn't want to back it up.
     
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    Martin, you probably cannot see it because of what Colvin said. If you do that then it should show up in TI.
     
  6. Acronis Support

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    Hello martinlest,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that you can exclude all system files/folders by checking "Exclude all system files and folders" when creating files/folders backup. Additional information can be found in Chapter 5.1 "Backing up files and folders (file backup)" in Acronis True Image 9.0 Home User Guide.

    If you would like to be able to exclude only specific system files/folders from the files and folders backup you should first do as Colvin said.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
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  7. martinlest

    martinlest Registered Member

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    I realised after posting here that I probably wasn't seeing the Recycler in the Acronis folder tree because I didn't have 'show hidden files & folders' set. Not sure why I didn't think of that at the time !(Maybe because one or two other bits of software I use show hidden folders by default and I've got used to that).

    I even have a useful little script file in my Quick Launch toolbar which shows and hides files & folders at a single click - I change this setting quite often for one reason or another.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Martin
     
  8. BaudeC

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    OK, I have a similar issue. I need to do a full backup, WITHOUT the /Recycler folder.

    However I do want to back up all other system and hidden files. The exclusion has to be non disc specific. I could not find any explantion on how to exclude a specific folder name and all it's sub-dirs (dependencies).

    Can I use:

    \Recycler\
    or
    \Recycler\*.*

    Thank for the forthcoming help.

    -= Chris ß =-
     
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