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My Docs Picture and Music Sub Folders are "Shortcuts"

2) Page 80  Ghost 14 Manual States:Note: On all versions of Windows, except for Windows Vista, the MyDocuments folder contains two subfolders by default: My Pictures and MyMusic. These folders contain only the shortcuts to folders at another locationand not the actual files. This might lead you to think that by including MyDocuments and all subfolders in your backup, your picture and music fileswill get backed up. If you intend to back up your pictures and music files, be sure to include theactual folders where your files are stored. On Windows Vista, these folders

exist at the same level as Documents (formerly, My Documents).”

 No info for where to find these locations was provided for XP. Do I assume correctly that I need to specify this path (This Path:  C:\Documents and Settings\owner\my Documents\myfiles) as a separate entry on the  “Select Files and Folders” Screen of the  Define Backup Wizard if I want  to back up all of the photo files found in  the  ..\mydocuments\My Pictures folder?  The item  quoted above from  the user manual seems to  be inconsistent with the presence of a “My Documents “ folder option that can be checked in the Define Backup Wizard. In the alternative is it sufficient just to click the boxes for My Pictures and My videos in the  “Select Files and Folders to Backup” window in the Define Backup Wizard?  

Can I safely assume that  all sub folders listed in the c:\Documents and Settings\ Folder are the true locations of the data and not just aliases for other locations?

 

See below for current GHOST settings:

Documents and Folder Backup

File types to back up:

                Picture files

                Video files

 

Folders to back up:

                My Documents folder

                                Include subfolders

                                Back up all files

                Desktop folder

                                Include subfolders

                                Back up all files

                Internet Explorer favorites

                                Include subfolders

                                Back up all files

                C:\123\

                                Include subfolders

                                Back up all files

                C:\FTW\

                                Include subfolders

                                Back up all files

 

Backup schedule:

                At 6:00 PM every day, starting 10/14/2009

 

Options:

                Backup name: My Documents Backup

                Backup destination: [Maxtor External Backup Drive]\Norton Backups\

                [  ] Save backup files to a unique subfolder

                Description: File backup created by Easy Setup.

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Re: My Docs Picture and Music Sub Folders are "Shortcuts"

Hi ynotadlog,

I agree that the note provided in  user guide is confusing. I have myself checked with My Docouments backup in Windows XP. It does backup the contents of My Music and My Pictures for the current user with default settings. Only thing is that it backs up My Documents folder of the current user who has logged in. If you want to backup My Documents folder of other users, you need to manually add the folder (C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents).

--Vinod

Kudos0

Re: My Docs Picture and Music Sub Folders are "Shortcuts"

Thanks for the clarification. Since My Pictures are backed up automatically in XP (My OS) when My Documents is selected, then is there a way to select My Documents and exclude the My Pictures and My Music folders from the backup?  Yes? No?

If no, then it appears that you'd have to specify a specific path  (something like c:\documents and settings\owner\mydocuments\myfiles) to create a backup of the contents of the myfiles folder and no others.  Correct?

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