System Restore


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Bobbi

When creating a restore point, I see that one can set System Restore to
avoid backing up specified files and directories. If I want to specify a
particular directory not to back up, does anyone know whether it's
sufficient to specify just the directory path and name, such as:

C:\MyPhotos

or do I need wildcards to indicate not to back up all files in the
directory, such as:

C:\MyPhotos\*.*

and do I need to indicate NOT to back up subdirectories?

C:\MyPhotos\*.* /s


Bobbi
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

When creating a restore point, I see that one can set System Restore to
avoid backing up specified files and directories. If I want to specify a
particular directory not to back up, does anyone know whether it's
sufficient to specify just the directory path and name, such as:

C:\MyPhotos

or do I need wildcards to indicate not to back up all files in the
directory, such as:

C:\MyPhotos\*.*

and do I need to indicate NOT to back up subdirectories?

C:\MyPhotos\*.* /s



Sorry, but you are very confused about System Restore. System Restore
is *not* a backup program and under no circumstances does it do
anything with the folders you mention above. System Restore only lets
you save the current state of the *System*--the operating system
(mostly the registry)--and does nothing for your data.
 
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Bobbi

Thank you, PA Bear (once again)! I read some information in a Microsoft
Press book "Windows XP Inside Out" which caused me the get the wrong
impression. I am relieved to find that System Restore does what I originally
thought it did, before I got misled.

-Bobbi
 
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Bobbi

Thank you! I read some information in a Microsoft Press book "Windows XP
Inside Out" which caused me the get the wrong impression. I am relieved to
find that System Restore does what I originally thought it did, before I got
misled.

-Bobbi
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Thank you! I read some information in a Microsoft Press book "Windows XP
Inside Out" which caused me the get the wrong impression. I am relieved to
find that System Restore does what I originally thought it did, before I got
misled.


You're welcome. Glad to help.

 
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