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RE: Windows backup greater flexibility

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RE: Windows backup greater flexibility
I believe you are correct in your thought that the FAT32 formating is the
issue. I think the new basic backup solution only backs up files on NTFS
locations. I just posted a reply to someone else telling them how limiting I
find this new backup solution. It might work well for some people for most
of the people I know will find this new interface too limiting. I'm hoping
that MSFT will introduce an ADVANCED option that would essentially be the old
NTBackup utility.

-Alex.

"schale01" wrote:

> I just tried windows backup using a networked computer. Backup finished fine
> however it did not backup any of the files that I desired it to. All of my
> music, documents and other important data is located on a different partition
> (formatted in FAT32, could this have been the cause?) and I could see no way
> to select these items. The option to select certain folders to backup would
> be useful as it would be easy to select the USERS folder or just any other
> data specific folders Windows backup may miss.
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