Vista backup doesn't skip programs

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?SEs=?=, May 14, 2007.

  1. The backup utility in Vista says that it won't backup programs, and it skips
    the C:\Program Files folder, but on the 64-bit version it still backs up the
    full C:\Program Files (x86) folder, where, incidentally, the vast majority of
    my programs are (I'm backing up to a network location - it's using over 20 GB
    of space and takes hours). Is there a way to configure it to skip this folder?
     
    =?Utf-8?B?SEs=?=, May 14, 2007
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  2. So far as I'm aware, there is no configuration of Vista Backup to add/remove
    directories. Whatever it decides to back up is what you get.

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    Charlie.
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    "HK" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The backup utility in Vista says that it won't backup programs, and it
    > skips
    > the C:\Program Files folder, but on the 64-bit version it still backs up
    > the
    > full C:\Program Files (x86) folder, where, incidentally, the vast majority
    > of
    > my programs are (I'm backing up to a network location - it's using over 20
    > GB
    > of space and takes hours). Is there a way to configure it to skip this
    > folder?
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 14, 2007
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