TI home 11.0 (build*8,053) XP home Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 Doing an Image backup of system disk Nowhere can I find a simple explanation of the impact of ticking the box "Exclude all system files and folders". Same for "exclude all hidden files and folders" when doing an image backup of my system disk. I'm hoping that what it does is exclude all those files that are constantly changing, and do not need to be restored. Such as the swap file. But elsewhere I saw a note that TI automatically excludes the swap file. So, what exactly is the impact. Do I have a worthwhile image of my system disk or not, if I tick "exclude system files and folders". I've no idea why anyone would want to tick "exclude hidden files and folders". Perhaps a quick explanation of the impact of that too, please. Of course, what I am trying to achieve is minimising the size of my disk image,, since my 40Gb notebook doesn't have a lot of space on it! (and the common refrain of "add a bigger hard disk" is not so easy with a notebook). Perhaps we can have on FAQ some general tips on what we can happily exclude from an image of the system disk, such as all the common temp file locations - at least for XP, Explorer, Office. Hope some one can help. Perhaps it would be nice to add the answer to the FAQ area. Thanks.