Creating a backup. Missing Folder, Documents and Settings\****\Application Data


  • Alpha Testers

    Using latest version of PA version 10.10.10 but I don’t know in what version this difference appeared.

    I have had a backup script running at least a couple of years and this only came to light after a fresh install of Windows XP.

    In the original script I have folders from C:\Documents and Settings\My user name\Application Data (a hidden folder as I’m sure you know) included, as some software I use insists on creating folders there of which I like to keep a backup.

    After my fresh install of XP and programs I found that another one of them now puts a folder in this directory (my email program) and so I need that to be included in my backup as that is where all my email is.

    But for some reason now when I go to add a folder to my backup through Power Archiver the C:\Documents and Settings\My user name\Application Data folder is not shown so I cannot browse it to find the folder I need to add it to my backup. :eek:

    If I just want to add a file it appears then (using a different explore window of course) but that’s not much use to me.

    You can try it yourself by creating a new backup/add folder and just try and find that folder to add to it.

    Please tell me how to get back this function.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    so hidden folder is not shown in backup file/folders list, so you can not select it?


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf:

    so hidden folder is not shown in backup file/folders list, so you can not select it?

    Just the backup folders list Spywolf. It appears under the files list. Want a screenshot ?

    I would probably never have noticed if it had not been for the fresh install of windows.

    Luxor


  • Alpha Testers

    Here are screen shots anyway.
    attachment_p_11761_0_add-a-file-window.png
    attachment_p_11761_1_add-a-folder-window.png



  • Yes it looks like you have ‘Show hidden files and folders’ enabled in Folder Options already so it does look like a problem with PA although I haven’t confirmed it here.

    As a temporary workaround while that’s being sorted out, try copying the folder path from Windows Explorer and pasting it in the field at the top of your ‘Add folder’ window and clicking the little arrow button to the right. I think it should take you to that location, if the location does indeed exist.


  • Alpha Testers

    @crunch:

    Yes it looks like you have ‘Show hidden files and folders’ enabled in Folder Options already so it does look like a problem with PA although I haven’t confirmed it here.

    Yep when I first noticed it I thought that I had just forgotten to enable Show hidden files and folders. But I had changed it already.

    As a temporary workaround while that’s being sorted out, try copying the folder path from Windows Explorer and pasting it in the field at the top of your ‘Add folder’ window and clicking the little arrow button to the right. I think it should take you to that location, if the location does indeed exist.

    OK that works and will do for a workaround for now.

    Luxor



  • Just to confuse - it works for me.
    The Application Data Folder (and its subfolders) is displayed and available.
    Two computers : PA 10.10.09 and 0.10.10
    Both WinXP SP2


  • Alpha Testers

    @TBGBe:

    Just to confuse - it works for me.
    The Application Data Folder (and its subfolders) is displayed and available.
    Two computers : PA 10.10.09 and 0.10.10
    Both WinXP SP2

    Well I just checked on my other PC running XP Pro and the hidden folders are missing there too. 😞

    Luxor


  • Alpha Testers

    Today I have reinstalled XP Pro on my other PC (yes too much time on my hands).

    Once again PA 10.10 is not showing hidden folders.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    we will be checking into it, thanks


  • conexware

    Thanks!

    Hidden folders should now be shown in all folder-tree-windows - from next update.


  • conexware

    please check with latest internal release:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/release10/powarc1010.exe

    and let us know if it works properly now.

    thanks!


  • Alpha Testers

    PA 10.10.13 Fixes this problem. I can see the hidden folders now.

    Luxor


  • conexware

    Hi,

    Please check with 10.11 release:
    http://www.powerarchiver.com/test/release10/powarc1011.exe

    And let us know if it works fine.

    thank you!


  • Alpha Testers

    Working fine in PA 10.11.01

    Luxor


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