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jypeter [The side effect of filters]
other:win10_syncback [2020/04/29 16:38] (current)
jypeter [Suggested filters when backing up your Windows Home folder]
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     * You should create a clean directory hierarchy on the backup disk, matching the folders that you intend to backup. You may want to backup several computers to the same USB device, and you should therefore also use the name/type of the source computer in the destination folders     * You should create a clean directory hierarchy on the backup disk, matching the folders that you intend to backup. You may want to backup several computers to the same USB device, and you should therefore also use the name/type of the source computer in the destination folders
     * In this example, we are going to mirror the content of\\ ''​D:​\Users\jypeter''​\\ to ''​F:​\Backup_JYP\Dell_Precision_3420\D_Users_jypeter'' ​     * In this example, we are going to mirror the content of\\ ''​D:​\Users\jypeter''​\\ to ''​F:​\Backup_JYP\Dell_Precision_3420\D_Users_jypeter'' ​
-  - **Launch SyncBackFree**. You can find it in ''​Start''​->​ ''​2BrighSparks''​ -> ''​SyncBackFree''​+  - **Launch SyncBackFree**. You can find it in ''​Start''​->​ ''#​''​ -> ''​2BrighSparks''​ -> ''​SyncBackFree''​
   - Click on //New Profile// to **create a new mirroring operation**\\ {{ :​other:​syncbackfree_001_notes.png?​direct&​500 |}}   - Click on //New Profile// to **create a new mirroring operation**\\ {{ :​other:​syncbackfree_001_notes.png?​direct&​500 |}}
   - **Choose a Profile Name** that will describe correctly the Source folder (e.g. the machine and the source folder names, ''​Precision Tower 3420 D_Users_jypeter''​) and click on //Next//\\ {{ :​other:​syncbackfree_002.png?​direct&​500 |}}    - **Choose a Profile Name** that will describe correctly the Source folder (e.g. the machine and the source folder names, ''​Precision Tower 3420 D_Users_jypeter''​) and click on //Next//\\ {{ :​other:​syncbackfree_002.png?​direct&​500 |}} 
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   * you can use uppercase and lowercase in windows files and folders'​ names, but the filters will ignore the case of the characters (e.g. the ''​*\mixed_case.txt''​ filter would skip ''​mixed_case.txt'',​ ''​Mixed_Case.txt'',​ ''​mixed_CASE.txt'',​ ...)   * you can use uppercase and lowercase in windows files and folders'​ names, but the filters will ignore the case of the characters (e.g. the ''​*\mixed_case.txt''​ filter would skip ''​mixed_case.txt'',​ ''​Mixed_Case.txt'',​ ''​mixed_CASE.txt'',​ ...)
  
-==== Suggested filters when backing up your Home folder ====+==== Suggested filters when backing up your custom ​Home folder ====
  
-//Home folder// means here ''​ANOTHER_DISK_THAN_C:​\Users\your_login'',​ assuming that you have followed the instructions in [[other:​win10config#​configuring_folders_and_shortcuts|Configuring folders]] to create a //Home folder// distinct from your default //Windows home folder// on ''​C:​\''​...+//Custom ​Home folder// means here ''​ANOTHER_DISK_THAN_C:​\Users\your_login'',​ assuming that you have followed the instructions in [[other:​win10config#​configuring_folders_and_shortcuts|Configuring folders]] to create a //Home folder// distinct from your default //Windows home folder// on ''​C:​\''​...
  
 Note: we assume in the filters below that the [[other:​thunderbird#​moving_the_tb_configuration_directory_to_a_specific_directory|Thunderbird and Firefox profiles were moved]] from their default location on ''​C:​\'',​ to the //Home folder// Note: we assume in the filters below that the [[other:​thunderbird#​moving_the_tb_configuration_directory_to_a_specific_directory|Thunderbird and Firefox profiles were moved]] from their default location on ''​C:​\'',​ to the //Home folder//
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 Default Windows Home folder: ''​C:​\Users\your_login''​ Default Windows Home folder: ''​C:​\Users\your_login''​
  
 +  * Try to remove all the obvious cache folders: ''​*\*cache*\''​\\ This should take care of cache folders like:
 +    * ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\*Cache\%%''​
 +  * Google Chrome related cleaning:\\ ''​*\Google\Chrome\User Data\CertificateRevocation\''​ \\ ''​*\Google\Chrome\User Data\SafetyTips\''​ \\ ''​*\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\''​ \\ ''​*\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\IndexedDB\''​
   * Remove [[other:​win10wsl|WSL+Linux]] from backup: ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Packages\Canonical*Ubuntu*\%%''​   * Remove [[other:​win10wsl|WSL+Linux]] from backup: ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Packages\Canonical*Ubuntu*\%%''​
     * It's probably better to use [[other:​win10wsl#​restoring_a_wsl_backup|wsl export/​import]] for saving/​restoring a full WSL installation,​ or a //tar// file for saving only the Linux ''​home''​ directory     * It's probably better to use [[other:​win10wsl#​restoring_a_wsl_backup|wsl export/​import]] for saving/​restoring a full WSL installation,​ or a //tar// file for saving only the Linux ''​home''​ directory
     * Remember that WSL+Linux can access Windows folders using ''/​mnt/​some_drive/​some_directory''​.\\ You can put your data files in ''​some_drive:​\some_folder''​ and use SyncBack to save the content of this regular Windows folder!     * Remember that WSL+Linux can access Windows folders using ''/​mnt/​some_drive/​some_directory''​.\\ You can put your data files in ''​some_drive:​\some_folder''​ and use SyncBack to save the content of this regular Windows folder!
   * Remove the backup of all the settings saved in ''​AppData\Local\Packages'':​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Packages\%%''​   * Remove the backup of all the settings saved in ''​AppData\Local\Packages'':​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Packages\%%''​
-  * Try to remove all the cache files: ''​*\*cache*\''​\\ This should take care of cache folders like: 
-    * ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\*Cache\%%''​ 
   * Remove some Microsoft apps related directories:​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Microsoft*\%%''​   * Remove some Microsoft apps related directories:​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Microsoft*\%%''​
-  * Remove some apps directories that use too much space: ''​%%*\AppData\Local\WebEx\%%''​''​%%*\AppData\Local\GoToMeeting\%%''​+  * Remove some apps directories that use too much space:\\ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\WebEx\%%''​\\ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\GoToMeeting\%%''​
   * Remove Windows links to Recent Files: ''​*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\''​   * Remove Windows links to Recent Files: ''​*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\''​
   * Remove misc. files: ''​%%*\ntuser*%%'', ​ ''​%%*\NTUSER*%%'',​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current*%%''​   * Remove misc. files: ''​%%*\ntuser*%%'', ​ ''​%%*\NTUSER*%%'',​ ''​%%*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Current*%%''​
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 === Finding and cleaning filtered items === === Finding and cleaning filtered items ===
  
 +The easiest way to clean the //​Destination//​ folder is to open it with the file explorer and use the Search field. The screenshot below shows what you get when you look for ''​cache''​. You can then select all the ''​cache''​ folders and remove them (in this case, there were 12k files using 400+ Mb in the deleted folders).
  
 +{{ :​other:​syncbackfree_030_notes.png?​direct&​500 }}
 ===== Using groups of profiles ===== ===== Using groups of profiles =====
  
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