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  1. buachille

    What is this junk Retrospect is copying??

    It was a duplicate copy, not a backup, so are far as I know I can't do what you suggested, but I will keep searching. I strongly suspect that they are diskeeper config files, but I don't know.
  2. buachille

    What is this junk Retrospect is copying??

    Tried that. No results.
  3. buachille

    What is this junk Retrospect is copying??

    Yeah I agree. It definitely does exist on the disc, but I just can't figure out what it is. But I've been looking at my D drive and the only possibility I can see is that I have Diskeeper installed. It creates a folder on each drive, and I'm wondering if these files are contained in the Diskeeper folder. I can't open the diskeeper files to check if the suspect files are in there, as they are DAT files. If anybody knows how to open DAT files let me know. For the moment I think I am going to create a new selector to stop the Diskeeper folder being copied, and see if that makes a difference.
  4. I've noticed this problem for ages, but the other day I got out my laptop which has not been booted for ages, and copied over all the files from my desktop using retrospect. It took a long time, and the thing that really slowed it down was these files that I can't identify. All the data I am copying comes from a disk that only contains our company data (windows is installed on a separate physical disc), so I don't understand why there are files being copied that I don't recognize. They are just random looking strings of numbers and letters, there seem to be thousands of them, and when they are copying over the copy speed slows to a crawl. Very frustrating!! Hopefully someone can shed some light on this. Thanks for any replies.
  5. I recently upgraded our OS from XP Pro 32bit to Windows 7 64bit Pro. I installed 7.6 Pro on it and it was working fine, but tonight I got an email telling me that the long awaited upgrade had been released. I read a few of the posts on here before I upgraded to 7.7, and wasn't sure whether to risk it, as quite a few are negative, but the upgrade price was very low so I decided to do it. Installed it right over the top of 7.6 and it kept all my scripts and selectors. Ran all my backups and duplicate scripts (to 2 external HDD's and one internal HDD), and everything went fine. What a relief :banana: I thought I was heading for a lot of strife rebuilding all the backup info.
  6. Ok. That explains things. Thanks for your reply. I hope they get it sorted soon.....
  7. I have Retrospect 7.6 installed in Windows 7 64 bit and so far it's working fine, but I'd feel more comfortable with a version that is certified for Windows 7. Can we expect this to be released anytime soon?
  8. buachille

    retro pro keeps on backing up unchanged music files

    I couldn't agree more with what you say about this being very annoying. However, lately I have noticed that I've not been having this problem which is a relief!! But i have no idea what has changed to stop the problem occurring???
  9. buachille

    TrueCrypt and Retrospect

    yeah they work fine together. been using them for a long time for external hard drives and no probs. you will notice no difference. just mount the drive in truecrypt and then everything is the same after that.
  10. buachille

    retro pro keeps on backing up unchanged music files

    Quote: Quote: i wondered if this kind of thing might be happening. i normally use windows media player. i don't know if it is making changes to my mp3s or not. Well, the easy way to tell would be to look at the modify date; that's an easy experiment to do. And if that changes, then it's a different file and should be backed up again. You don't say what version of Retrospect you have, but see, for example, the section on "Matching Execution Options" on page 242 of the Retrospect (Windows) 7.5 Users Guide. If the modify date (time) changes, you won't get a match with a file in the backup set, with good reason, and you are expecting the impossible. You say you don't want to exclude these files by a selector, but yet you don't seem to want to back them up if they change. What's a backup program to do? Russ i'm using retrospect pro (fully up to date 7.5). i will check if the modify date is being changed. however, if the modify date is being changed for some reason, but the files are identical, it is a bit of an annoyance. i do accept your point on, "what's a backup program to do" though. just don't understand how an unmodified mp3 would be considered modified.
  11. buachille

    retro pro keeps on backing up unchanged music files

    Quote: I'm wondering if the id3 tags might be changing? Some music players will update the tags automatically. i wondered if this kind of thing might be happening. i normally use windows media player. i don't know if it is making changes to my mp3s or not.
  12. buachille

    retro pro keeps on backing up unchanged music files

    mods. close this thread please. it isn't going anywhere.
  13. buachille

    retro pro keeps on backing up unchanged music files

    Quote: Just put a selector on your backup set and dont back up your music... so if i have a hard drive crash i should just be happy to lose all my music yeah? what a useful reply
  14. sorry i didn't reply to you. i never got a notification that you'd replied. now that i've found your post i understand it all now anyway, but thanks for your reply.
  15. i had this set in the past, on windows xp pro, and it never worked once.
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