Windows version - exclude common system folders automatically?

zigzak     Jun 14 10:33AM 2017 GUI

Hi, Just noticed that a backup I have configured to the root of a drive on a Windows Server was busy indexing the "\$RECYCLE.BIN" folder.

There's no point, usually anyway, backing up this folder. Would it be possible to have a default option which might automatically populate "Excluded Folders" with the common Windows system areas. Another candidate would be the "\System Volume Information" folder.


gchen    Jun 14 12:24PM 2017

That is a good idea and should be in the Windows GUI version only. When a root drive is selected as the repository, those two directories should be automatically put into the exclude list.

I'll plan this for the next version (2.0.3).

Nicholas Sherlock    Dec 6 8:03PM 2017

Did this feature end up making it in? I didn't see it in the release notes.

gchen    Dec 8 12:14PM 2017

I'll add this feature to the coming 2.1.0 version (which should be available by the end of next week).

Christoph    Dec 30 11:45PM 2017

Are you aware that Windows provides its own exlusion list at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup?

It would be great if duplicacy would honour that list by default...

gchen    Dec 31 12:37PM 2017

I didn't know that before. Those look like good candidates for populating the exclude pattern list when backing up an entire drive.

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