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kriskumar
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Posted - 28 October 2008 :  19:46:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Under XP, I had BM set to backup the My Documents folder to a backup drive. BM handled it with no problems.
However, since I "upgraded" to Vista, BM gives me files in use errors.
I realize that Microsoft changed the nature of the "My Documents" folder to include hidden Application Data, etc.
Is there anyway that the next version of BM can "lock" the in-use files before starting the backup (similar to what Second Copy does)?
At this point, I am forced to backup only specific folders such as "Documents", "Favorites", etc.
I have been using BM and Password Agent for years now. I think they are the best and simplest around.

Ahto/Moon Software
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Estonia
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Posted - 29 October 2008 :  02:15:33  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can exclude these files that are always locked. Most likely you are talking about registry files?

About copying in-use files, I'll investigate this for future release.
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