sensible filter rules to backup windows profile

Mi mi.lists at
Fri Jun 20 13:58:10 GMT 2008


I'm having a hard time with the filter rules syntax, and thought someone 
may already have done this and would share his rules.

In the user profiles, I do want to backup the outlook files in the 
ridiculous path "c:\documents and settings\username\local 
settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\". But not anything else 
under these ...\user\local settings\  directories.

I have 2 backup scripts. One to backup the whole C:\ drive, and another 
for just the user profile.

For the whole disk backup there is also a lot of stuff which either 
cannot be backed up (files open and locked by Windows), or is useless 
(pagefile, Prefetch, etc.). I can slowly find out and exclude these, but 
maybe someone already has gone to the trouble of listing these in his 
filters file? The root folders are obvious (System volume information, 
recycler, etc.), but there are many more buried in Windows\ and maybe 

Thanks for any help, particularly for the "exclude dir except one 
sub-sub-dir" problem,


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