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Becoming disenchanted with Win 8

  1. #1


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    Becoming disenchanted with Win 8


    I am starting to get very much disenchanted with Windows 8. There are a few different reasons but the main one is that when I make a new folder and then rename it, there are times when it wants to change the name. Here is an example: In the My Documents folder, I keep all the files and folders that are important such as Word Documents, Excel Spread sheets, Pictures, etc. So when I want do make a backup which I do periodically, I simply backup everything in the My Documents folder. So this morning, I connected my external drive to make a backup. I created a new folder and named it Backup for Oct. 30. I then started to back up the files that are in the My Documents folder (not the folder itself just everything that is in it.) I did a copy/paste and as soon as I clicked on paste, it changed the name of the folder that I named Backup for Oct. 30 to My Documents. Thinking I may have made a mistake, I tried it again and the same thing happened. I now have two folders named My Documents both with the same files and folders. To me this is unacceptable. We should be able to name a folder whatever we choose as long as it has legal characters without Windows deciding to change it. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    just enable file history.. don't really need to do backups anymore
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    File History is not really a good substitute for backups. One should never get rid of backups, simply because they enabled file history.
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    well it automatically backs up whatever files you want on whatever drive you want, at any specified interval you want.....
    whats the difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I am starting to get very much disenchanted with Windows 8. There are a few different reasons but the main one is that when I make a new folder and then rename it, there are times when it wants to change the name. Here is an example: In the My Documents folder, I keep all the files and folders that are important such as Word Documents, Excel Spread sheets, Pictures, etc. So when I want do make a backup which I do periodically, I simply backup everything in the My Documents folder. So this morning, I connected my external drive to make a backup. I created a new folder and named it Backup for Oct. 30. I then started to back up the files that are in the My Documents folder (not the folder itself just everything that is in it.) I did a copy/paste and as soon as I clicked on paste, it changed the name of the folder that I named Backup for Oct. 30 to My Documents. Thinking I may have made a mistake, I tried it again and the same thing happened. I now have two folders named My Documents both with the same files and folders. To me this is unacceptable. We should be able to name a folder whatever we choose as long as it has legal characters without Windows deciding to change it. Has anyone else experienced this?
    I'm having trouble understanding exactly what you mean. I just did the same thing, and did not get the results you mention. This tells me you are probably not explaining it correctly. Please give a detailed way to duplicate the behavior in a step-by-step way.

    There is probably something else going on here. And only by understanding exactly what you did can we help you.
    Last edited by Mystere; 30 Oct 2012 at 14:43.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snipzors View Post
    well it automatically backs up whatever files you want on whatever drive you want, at any specified interval you want.....
    whats the difference
    How do you include C:\data to be included in File History? Or perhaps, C:\Important?
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    well he is referring to the "my documents" folder which is included in file history.. but good point I haven't really looked into whether or not there is a place to specify specific folders.. for that I suppose I would just copy and paste as he was and it works.. maybe its just a permission issue with copying that folder im not sure
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    actually just did a quick search and you can

    Backup other folders
    You have a folder that is not included by default. You can add the folder to the existing library or create a new library and then add it to the new library. The library is the collection of documents, music picture and other files. In different ways library works as folder and you can use browse and sort files.
    But unlike a folder, a library gathers files that are stored in several locations. This is the important difference. The library does not actually store your items. They pull from folders that contains your item and you access and arrange the items in different ways. For example if you have music files in a folder of your hard drive and an external drive, you can access all the music files from the music library.
    You can select the folder and include to an existing library. For example, select a folder as backup and on this folder right-click and move the mouse cursor to include it in the library and choose a library from the list.
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    Yes, but I don't really want to add all of my external folders as links inside of my library, but File History does not let me pick folders in any other way.

    It's not the end of the world though, just not how I would elect to do it.
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    just create a new library called backup and dump all your backup files into it and file history will auto back it up...
    seems easier to me but that's me
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