Macrium Support Forum

File/Folder Backups - Pick-list Navigation Tree

By jordanal - 8 February 2017 12:03 AM

I'm an avid user of Macrium for all my home computers.  One feature I miss in previous products is navigation-tree style listing of files and folders to chose from in the file/folder backup selection window.  I'd like to be able to right-click a given file or folder and in the pop-up menu, be able to include or exclude the file or folder with a menu selection.  Checkboxes next to each folder selection should auto-populate the selection of sub-files and sub-folders.
The current method of manually writing include/exclude masks really needs to be updated in a future version of Macrium; which I will surely buy/update, regardless.
Thanks again and keep up the great work.
Al J.
By jphughan - 28 February 2017 5:19 PM

+1 for this feature, especially since the Restore interface for File and Folder backups already DOES operate in exactly the way that's being requested here.  One possible tradeoff I can see here is that the inclusion/exclusion masks and checkboxes might end up needing to apply to the entire definition file rather than the user being able to specify separate masks/options for each folder. Would that be a major issue?  If so, might it be possible to present a pick-list navigation tree and then "convert" the selections into the individual folders used in the current UI, with each of the "top-level" folders having appropriate subfolder rules automatically generated in order to achieve the results specified in the pick list? Of course that would then require being able to convert from those individually listed folders with their subfolder exclusions back to the pick list when editing the selection.