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Which files cannot be backed up?

Answer

Workstation Backup Scheduler will backup just about anything. However, there are a few exceptions. It cannot be used to backup files with the following file extensions:

  • .mp3
  • .wma
  • .aac
  • .m4p
  • .wav
  • .pst
  • .ost
  • .mpg
  • .mov
  • .wmv

Workstation Backup Scheduler also cannot be used to backup files in the following folders:

  • My Pictures
  • My Music
  • My Videos
  • Downloads

Any files marked as hidden, system, or temporary as well as junctions and offline files will be ignored by Workstation Backup Scheduler. Additionally, individual files larger than 10 GB will be excluded from the backup operation.

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