Avoiding temporary internet files

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I could back up 90% of my everyday personal data by doing a

SOURCE: C:\Documents and Settings\User Name DESTINATION: H:\My Backup (my example)

It would be efficient, quick, and oh so easy, if Microsoft hadn't chosen to put the Temporary Internet Files folder a couple of layers down in this structure. In my case, it's close to 100,000 files that I never want to backup an bogs down the whole simple process. Has anyone figured out a clever way around this? Anders, would it ever be possible to be able to do an EXCLUDE on a folder name?

I love the program, particularly having it delete files on the destination disk that ar no longer on the source disk. Thanks for the great work.

-- Anonymous, December 13, 2002


Hi Bill.

I don't think there is a way around it. But I agree that some kind of folder exclution would be nice. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for the idea.

-- Anonymous, December 16, 2002

Bill, You could always change the Temporary Internet Files folder to a new location. Internet Properties ... Temporary Internet Files ... Settings ... Move Folder. That's what I Have done. Don

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2003

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