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Windows 7: How to prevent Cobian creating a new My Pictures folder on external dr

02 Jan 2014   #1
larbaz

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How to prevent Cobian creating a new My Pictures folder on external dr

I have two external drives with 130 GB of pictures stored. I am trying to get Cobian 11 to back up and am choosing my C: My Pictures as source and J: My Pictures as destination folder. When I attempt to do a backup it creates a new Pictures folder inside My Pictures. Is there anyway to get it to backup without doing this because I will have tons of duplicates to delete?


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03 Jan 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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03 Jan 2014   #3
larbaz

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for answering, but I'm not sure what you are wanting a screenshot of?
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03 Jan 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I was hoping to see a screenshot of this screen:



In the screenshot shown above, "New Task" is the name of the Cobian task that I created for an example. Your task name is probably different. Can you right click on the task that is giving you the problem and select edit. Then click on Files as shown above. Next, take a screenshot of that and post it.

If you don't want to make a screenshot - please let me know the Source and Destination info.
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03 Jan 2014   #5
larbaz

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks and here is screenshot

I used Snapshot, because i have it already.


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03 Jan 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Try changing the destination to J:\
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03 Jan 2014   #7
larbaz

Windows 7
 
 

I don't think I have made clear the problem. I tried what you just said and it attempted to copy all my pictures and make a full backup.
I have incremental set, but it won't copy to the J pictures folder that all the pictures are already in save about 10 new ones.
I did try a new software last night...Karen's Replicator...and it worked perfectly. I don't think it has Volume Shadow Copy though?
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03 Jan 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I have used Karen's Replicator in the past, but I changed all of "my users" (those that I support) to use Cobian Backup a many years ago.


Warning: The following info is from memory...
...I am not in a place where I can test before making a post:

By default, when you change the destination folder, Cobian Backup will do one full backup to the new location.

In the screenshot that I provided, Cobian Backup made a folder named Pictures in this location:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp
So, there was a folder named C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\Pictures

If I'm understanding you correctly, you have a folder named
J:\Pictures\Pictures

You want to get rid of the second folder named Pictures

If you change the Destination to simply be J:\
Then you should end up with all of you pictures in a folder named
J:\Pictures

You can manually delete the entire backup that Cobian Backup did before.
Delete
the first/top level folder named Pictures in this path:
J:\Pictures\Pictures
That will also delete duplicate folder named
Pictures

Then let Cobian Backup complete one full backup to the new location.
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03 Jan 2014   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by larbaz View Post
....I have incremental set, but it won't copy to the J pictures folder that all the pictures are already in save about 10 new ones....
This is the part that I cannot test:
If you manually move all of the backed up pictures up one folder level, I'm not sure how Cobian Backup will treat that during an incremental backup. You can test that and see how it works out.
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03 Jan 2014   #10
larbaz

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks, I will try this and get back here tomorrow...leaving home now. Thanks very much for your help!
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