Cloud Station Backup, selecting folders to backup

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Cloud Station Backup, selecting folders to backup

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Ok posting in here since I could not find the Cloud Station Backup section.

Using Cloud Station Backup, and when selecting folders to backup there is a folder that for some reason is not showing up to select. That folder is located under the %APPDATA% folder the path would be
%AppData% \Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures

The “Microsoft” folder does not show up for some reason so there is no way to backup the “Signatures” folder in there for outlook
 

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Cloud Station Backup has been absorbed into Synology Drive v2.

Welcome to the forum. Sorry can't help on the MS Windows bit.
 

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AppData (include) contains hidden structure. Then you have answer based on Cloud (same in Drive) Backup KB.
Then if you like to see this folder structure also for others backup purpose, you have to change the Hidden status by Explorer.
 
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AppData (include) contains hidden structure. Then you have answer based on Cloud (same in Drive) Backup KB.
Then if you like to see this folder structure also for others backup purpose, you have to change the Hidden status by Explorer.

Tried all this ...I can see it finein the computer, the backup client in Cloud station can NOT see the folder.. no matter what I do, even if I make them visible..
 

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check your attribute of folder or file by command (replace "xxx" by your User name)
attribute C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

the you will see probably this output:
S

what means, that the folder has SYSTEM attribute, then you can't use such folder (or file) for the backup by SynoClou/Drive tool, because it is written in Syno KB:

The following file types and drive types are not supported in Drive backup task:
Windows mounted drives
Windows shortcuts
Mac alias
Windows symbolic links
Hidden files

Windows folders with these attributes:
OFFLINE
REPARSE_POINT
SYSTEM
TEMPORARY


Solution for your problem:
use same command: attribute to set/clear an attribute
 
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check your attribute of folder or file by command (replace "xxx" by your User name)
attribute C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

the you will see probably this output:
S

what means, that the folder has SYSTEM attribute, then you can't use such folder (or file) for the backup by SynoClou/Drive tool, because it is written in Syno KB:

The following file types and drive types are not supported in Drive backup task:
Windows mounted drives
Windows shortcuts
Mac alias
Windows symbolic links
Hidden files

Windows folders with these attributes:
OFFLINE
REPARSE_POINT
SYSTEM
TEMPORARY


Solution for your problem:
use same command: attribute to set/clear an attribute


Correct me if I am wrong please , does this just set the attrib to the files and NOT the folder?
So in theory you still cannot see the folder ?
 

jeyare

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one small correction use attrib command instead attribute

1. Use the parameter -s to Clears the system attribute in file or folder, it doesn't matter what kind of type of source
2. Use the parameter /s to execute whatever file attribute display or changes you're making on the subfolders within whatever drive and/or path you've specified, or those within the folder you're executing from if you don't specify a drive or path.
An example:
attrib -s /s C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft
will erase SYSTEM parameter from folder structure C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

Check in Drive client Backup Task:
1571322924414.png


Now your Backup task SOURCE (restricted till now) is ready for standard Source selection and for the Backup performing. Tested, works.
 

jeyare

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you can use also parameter -d
This attrib option includes directories, not only files, to whatever you're executing. You can only use /d with /s

Still there is need a final check:
- how many folders/files in the source
- how many in the backup side
in Win world no one knows :), specially in attributes. Then you need check missing files/folders for the SYSTEM attribute
 
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you can use also parameter -d
This attrib option includes directories, not only files, to whatever you're executing. You can only use /d with /s

Still there is need a final check:
- how many folders/files in the source
- how many in the backup side
in Win world no one knows :), specially in attributes. Then you need check missing files/folders for the SYSTEM attribute

I must be doing something wrong it will not work for me.. Shooting myself in foot
 

jeyare

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are you sure, that your Win is XP and above? However the attrib command is old as MS DOS.

post your screenshots, it will be more helpful for me to help you.
 

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