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dangermouse
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USA
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Posted - 13 April 2004 :  16:58:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone please describe to me the basics of using masks to include/exclude certain files or subfolders in a parent folder?

I can't seem to find this issue addressed in either the Help files or here on the web. I'm sure this is probably pretty simple, but as I'm sure all will agree, it's important that I have confidence that my backups are being performed as I want them to be!

Thanks to anyone who can help.

dangermouse
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USA
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Posted - 13 April 2004 :  17:02:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh--I should mention that what I'm trying to do--what I'm presuming can be done--is to specify certain files or subfolders within a certain alphanumeric range (within a particular parent folder) so that I don't have to manually select from dozens of folders when building backup groups.

Thanks again.
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Ahto/Moon Software
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Estonia
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Posted - 14 April 2004 :  13:06:38  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The documentation contains samples how to use file masks. There is no special way to include or exclude range or folders, you just need to specify names or part of names in your mask. All masks used in Backup Magic are standard file masks used in Windows/DOS oprating system for other tasks as well.

To include/exclude all folders or files that start with letters A to E, use this mask:

A*;B*;C*;D*;E*
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