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Documents folder seems to contain hidden folders when using roboco

  1. #1


    Curly_Money2006 Guest

    Documents folder seems to contain hidden folders when using roboco

    I am using Vista Home Premium. I have been using robocopy to backup the
    directory c:\users\username\documents. I have noticed that when I use
    explorer to check the size of this directory it says 8.1 GB. When I attempt
    to copy it using robocopy "C:\users\username\documents" j:\ /mir /v
    /log:c:new.txt, I find that two things happen:
    1. The log file shows that in addition to copying all the documents in the
    documents folder, it also copies all the files in the C:\users\username\music
    folder as well (ironically to a folder on J with the old XP style
    structure......J:\user\username\documents\my music). This is an additional
    9GB.
    2. on the J: drive, it shows 17 GB being occupied; however, I cannot find
    any of the files from the c:\users\username\music folder that the robocopy
    log file says were copied (and must be there since J is showing an additional
    9 GB of data that can't be accounted for.
    Is Vista somehow hiding folders in the \Documents folder that then get
    picked up by robocopy? How come I cannot access the copied filed from \Music.
    When I migrated from XP to Vista, I manually copied the music files into the
    \Music folder, I did not use any type of auto migration software.
    Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    RichG Guest

    RE: Documents folder seems to contain hidden folders when using roboco

    Vista uses junctions to link certain folders (such as Music) to the documents
    folder. You can use the RoboCopy "/XJ" argument to exclude following
    junctions.
    --
    RichG


    "Curly_Money2006" wrote:

    > I am using Vista Home Premium. I have been using robocopy to backup the
    > directory c:\users\username\documents. I have noticed that when I use
    > explorer to check the size of this directory it says 8.1 GB. When I attempt
    > to copy it using robocopy "C:\users\username\documents" j:\ /mir /v
    > /log:c:new.txt, I find that two things happen:
    > 1. The log file shows that in addition to copying all the documents in the
    > documents folder, it also copies all the files in the C:\users\username\music
    > folder as well (ironically to a folder on J with the old XP style
    > structure......J:\user\username\documents\my music). This is an additional
    > 9GB.
    > 2. on the J: drive, it shows 17 GB being occupied; however, I cannot find
    > any of the files from the c:\users\username\music folder that the robocopy
    > log file says were copied (and must be there since J is showing an additional
    > 9 GB of data that can't be accounted for.
    > Is Vista somehow hiding folders in the \Documents folder that then get
    > picked up by robocopy? How come I cannot access the copied filed from \Music.
    > When I migrated from XP to Vista, I manually copied the music files into the
    > \Music folder, I did not use any type of auto migration software.
    > Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Documents folder seems to contain hidden folders when using roboco

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