Include/Exclude Fails When Using a Default Setup File
If you try to include or exclude a file or directory when you use
Microsoft Backup, the actual files backed up may not match what you
expect. For example, to back up your MS-DOS directory (usually c:\DOS)
but exclude the *.EXE files, you would include C:\DOS\*.* and then
exclude all the C:\DOS\*.EXE files; however, if you do so, all files
in the MS-DOS directory may still be included in the backup.
If you select a directory from which you have excluded files, you
either select or clear all the files in that directory; any inclusions
and exclusions are no longer active. If you want to include or exclude
a file in a directory after you have selected or cleared the
directory's files, hold the SHIFT key and select (or clear) the file.
Includes and excludes are performed in the order that you specify;
therefore, if you exclude the *.EXE files first and then include the
entire directory, Microsoft Backup includes the entire directory.
This situation also occurs when your default backup configuration
overrides your manual excludes.
To correct this situation, do the following:
• Run Microsoft Backup and choose the Backup button.
• In the Backup From box, select the drive to back up from. Select
the drive icon again so that there is no text (such as Some Files
or All Files) beside it. Note: You can select the drive icon by
double-clicking or pressing SPACEBAR.
• Choose the Select Files button and then use one of the following
methods to include and exclude files:
• Use the mouse pointer
• Select a file and press SPACEBAR
• Use the Include or Exclude dialog boxes