Exclusions for Backup Documents

Certain directories are automatically excluded from backup in Backup Documents.

System data

  • C:\Windows
  • C:\Program Files
  • C:\Program Files (x86)
  • C:\Temp
  • C:\ProgramData
  • $Recycle.Bin
  • *\AppData\Local
  • All files indicated in the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToBackup. Typical examples: \Pagefile.sys, \hiberfil.sys and %TEMP%\* /s
  • Files/folders matching the following masks:
    1. *\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*
    2. ?:\RECYCLER
    3. ?:\System Volume Information
    4. %systemdrive%\$WINDOWS.~?? (for example C:\$WINDOWS.~BT or C:\$WINDOWS.~WS
    5. %SYSTEM_ROOT%/Windows/*.config.cch
    6. ?:\swapfile.sys
    7. ?:\pagefile.sys
    8. ?:\hiberfil.sys
    9. *\AppData\Local\Temp\* (in Windows 7)

The exact location of these directories is detected automatically for each system.

Temporary files of no value

  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\IconCacheToDelete. There is such a file for every user account registered in the system.
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DomainSuggestions. There is such a file for every user account registered in the system.
  • C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CLR Security Config\v2.0.50727.312\64bit
  • Files from the Print Spooler folder

Other filters

Files from the Backup Documents installation folder are not backed up.