Overwrite file options
Choose what to do if the program finds a file in the target folder with the same name as in the backup.
Selecting the Overwrite existing files check box will give the files from the backup unconditional priority over the files on the hard disk, though, by default, the more recent files and folders are protected against overwriting. If you want to overwrite those files and folders too, clear the appropriate check box.
If you do not need to overwrite some files:
- Select/clear the Hidden files and folders check box to enable/disable overwriting of all hidden files and folders.
- Select/clear the System files and folders check box to enable/disable overwriting of all system files and folders.
- Select/clear the More recent files and folders check box to enable/disable overwriting of new files and folders.
- Click Add specific files and folders to manage the list of custom files and folders that you do not want to overwrite.
- To disable overwriting of specific files, click the Add… button to create an exclusion criterion.
- While specifying the criteria, you can use the common Windows wildcard characters. For example, to preserve all files with extension .exe, you can add *.exe. Adding My???.exe will preserve all .exe files with names consisting of five symbols and starting with “my”.
To delete a criterion, for example, added by mistake, click the Delete icon to the right of the criterion.