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Forum: General Discussion 09 Mar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By martinlest
Thanks for the reply. I use XXCopy or (Robocopy...

Thanks for the reply. I use XXCopy or (Robocopy sometimes) and for now I can exclude the symlink targets from being backed up (over 3TBs of data in all) as they all have a part of the file name in...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Mar 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By martinlest
OK, odd thing. This is my basic XXCopy script: ...

OK, odd thing. This is my basic XXCopy script:

XXCOPY "D:\Ortho4XP\Tiles" "N:\D-Ortho4XP Backup\Tiles"

When I run it once I get MKDIR failed for every folder. But if I run the same script...
Forum: Backup and Restore 03 Mar 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By martinlest
How do I back up folders containing symbolic links?

Apparently...

I want to back up a (parent) folder & sub-folders which all contain symbolic links. I don't want to back up the target folders to which the links point (several TBs of data!), I...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By martinlest
Hmmm, OK. I understand. I'll have to stick to...

Hmmm, OK. I understand. I'll have to stick to Googling!
Forum: General Discussion 10 Feb 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By martinlest
How to get round IP address ban?

I use a certain site to download jpeg files for creating earth terrain data. Unknown to me they put a ban on IP addresses which download heavily from the site. As far as I know, just changing my PC...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By martinlest
Sorry, I think we are at crossed purposes. To...

Sorry, I think we are at crossed purposes. To view what? This is really about script writing. I want to exclude any symbolic links in a folder when writing a batch script, but I don't know how to...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Feb 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By martinlest
Thanks. I already use a number of little...

Thanks. I already use a number of little programmes from Sysinternals, but I am not sure which one you were thinking of with regard to including symlinks in batch scripts?

Perhaps I just use the...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Feb 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By martinlest
What is the file extension for a symbolic link?

I want to write a batch script which backs up folders (no problem) but which will ignore symbolic links (shortcuts) in those folders (problem! Simply because I don't know what the file extension is...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By martinlest
Any other ideas as to why some desktop icons keep...

Any other ideas as to why some desktop icons keep switching to a network location? If it is something I am inadvertently doing (??) I could at least stop doing it, but it seems to happen without any...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Jan 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By martinlest
I certainly make a backup image every so often (I...

I certainly make a backup image every so often (I have stopped using Macrium though as it let me down too often with Image Not Valid or some such thing; last time was just a week ago, with an image I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Jan 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By martinlest
Windows Update & System Restore points

According to Microsoft:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378910(v=vs.85).aspx (http://https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378910(v=vs.85).aspx)

Oddly, I soon accumulate lots of...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By martinlest
Thanks, I didn't know that that option was...

Thanks, I didn't know that that option was available. I never run updates automatically though, I always have Update just announce that updates are ready to download and I select them myself. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jan 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By martinlest
Strange boot behaviour. Is Windows Update to blame?

One of my PCs (Win7 x64) has been behaving oddly the past few days. It boots to the desktop fast enough, but certain things won't run.. there's no desktop gadget (just ALL CPU monitor), certain...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By martinlest
OK, downloaded. Will give it a go. Thanks.

OK, downloaded. Will give it a go. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By martinlest
Yes Well spotted, but this is a different...

Yes
Well spotted, but this is a different computer from the one with image restore problems

Certain programmes will not work when they believe they are retrieving information across a network...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By martinlest
Any other ideas? It would be a real pain for me...

Any other ideas? It would be a real pain for me to have to change the drive letter from X to something else, if that is proved to be the issue; too much stuff would stop working. Could that really be...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By martinlest
I used to make an image with the Win7 native tool...

I used to make an image with the Win7 native tool as well as Macrium, but for some reason I didn't this time. When I get things re-installed to a certain level, I'll do that and also perhaps try...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jan 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By martinlest
Installed a new SSD and tried again. This time...

Installed a new SSD and tried again. This time Macrium said the image file wasn't valid (or some such thing), even though I had checked it after I made it. So I reinstalled Windows afresh and am...
Forum: Backup and Restore 23 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By martinlest
Not sure what you mean. The DVD rescue disc works...

Not sure what you mean. The DVD rescue disc works fine, boots up and lets me choose the image file to restore. That's not the problem. The first I know about a failed restore is when the process is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jan 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By martinlest
Yes, the PC had two OCZ SSDs. The first died...

Yes, the PC had two OCZ SSDs. The first died after about three years - this second one lasted about six I think. I have two Samsung Evo 850s in my main PC, and I think that getting another to replace...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By martinlest
Snapshot attached, thanks. Does it show the...

Snapshot attached, thanks. Does it show the information you need?
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By martinlest
How to reset dual boot options?

My PC dual boots between Win7/XP. The SSD on which the Win7 O/S was installed started to develop faults, so I replaced it. I have installed Windows 7 afresh on the new SSD and run Windows Update.
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By martinlest
Ok, new SSD (Samsung Evo 850) and I made a clean...

Ok, new SSD (Samsung Evo 850) and I made a clean installation of Windows 7 on it. Boots fine now (though I am going to have to tweak the boot menu with EasyBCD).

In the end I thought I would...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By martinlest
Did that (see previous post). :)

Did that (see previous post). :)
Forum: Backup and Restore 22 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By martinlest
Hi. I did a Google search before posting, yes,...

Hi. I did a Google search before posting, yes, but didn't find anything that helped me. I suspect that the SDD is failing, so have ordered a new one.

I was using a Macrium rescue disc I had made...
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