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dallen
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Missing Folders

I know that there has been some discussion regarding older versions of Toucan not copying empty directories; however, I am using version 2.0.7 and I am experiencing this problem. When I tried to perform a "Backup" of my My Documents folder using Toucan I end up with a zipped file. Upon decompressing the zipped file and selecting the properties of all of the contents and comparing the file and folder count to the original I found that there are the exact same number of files; however, there is a difference in the number of folders. Specifically, there are four less folders in the backup than the original. So, I analyzed the two and discovered that the four missing folders are empty directories.

One may ask, "Why have empty directories?" I would respond, "Why is a program designed to backup directories not backing up directories exactly?"

I am new to using this software so any guidance will be greatly appreciated.

J Neutron
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Confirmed

Tested and confirmed that 2.0.7 does not backup empty directories.

The job window shows the empty directory but the filelist does not include it.

Jim

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Steve Lamerton
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There

is, surprisingly a reason for this Smile

I fixed this bug in 2.0.5/2.0.6 and I thought all was well, however it turns out that when you add a folder name to the list file it backs up all of the subfiles, which then breaks any rules you might have exlcuding certain files. I am looking into the best way of fixing this at the moment, I think I can fix it by making it an exclusion list rather than an inclusion list and flipping everything around, but I am not yet sure.

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OK

I don't think that this issue is earth-shattering, but it should get addressed somehow.

Funny how some things just won't stay fixed!

Jim

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Steve Lamerton
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Yes

I figured not having empty folders was a better deal than not being able to exclude files, at least for now!

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