desktop shortcuts not included in backup

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jlittle
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desktop shortcuts not included in backup

Post by jlittle » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:11 am

Hi Barry.
When I backup my C: drive, in the "modify files and folders list," most of the desktop shortcuts for programs I've installed are missing. In other words, they're not in the list for me to include or exclude; they're just not there at all.
Everything else on the desktop seems to be in the list, but I have 17 program shortcuts on my desktop and only 2 of them are included in the list for backup.
I'm using ver 4.2.0.459 on Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Thanks
John

Barry
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Missing shorcuts

Post by Barry » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Hi John

Are they in \users\public\desktop?

Cheers

Barry

jlittle
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Re: Missing shorcuts

Post by jlittle » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Barry wrote:Hi John

Are they in \users\public\desktop?

Cheers

Barry
I see. Yes, they are. So they will be backed up because that folder is selected.

I was looking in \users\John\desktop. Can you tell me why they aren't there? I am the one who installed them, after all. (There aren't any other users.)
Thanks
John

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Public vs. user desktop

Post by Barry » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Files in the public desktop folder are shared between all user accounts, files in \user\account name are only for that user's account.

Some applications are installed for all users, even user accounts yet to be created (if any), hence the public folder installation. Sometimes applications ask the question 'install for this user only?'

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Barry

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Post by jlittle » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:40 pm

Okay, thanks a lot Barry.
John

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