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The User Folders plug-in allows working with standard Windows folders (Documents, Desktop, Pictures, and other) that are located in C:\Users\[Username]. It is user-specific, and depends on account, under which the Workstation component runs.
The plug-in is a “child” of the Computer plug-in, and inherits all of its properties. Particularly, it can back up files that are exclusively opened by other applications, through the use of the Volume Shadow Copy Service. If you want to back up open files, then you need to have this service running on your system, and Workstation must be launched from a user that can access it.
The User Folders plug-in provides one-to-one mapping to common file system. Files and folders support all attributes, such as file size, modification time, and other.
The User Folders plug-in can only be used as a source of data for backup tasks, or as a target for restore tasks.
To add data from User Folders to backup set, follow these steps:
Note: Although top folders are named in Windows XP-style, they correspond to the respective folders in Windows Vista and higher.
For general instructions on selecting data for backup, please see Specify Backup Set.
To restore a backup made with the User Folders plug-in, follow these steps:
For example, if your backups are stored in a local file system, then you need to select Computer in the Storage Destinations pane to the left, and then browse for the backup in the Index File Selection pane to the right.
By default, files are restored to their original location in the file system of the User Folders plug-in. If you want to restore them to a different folder, follow these steps:
Note that in this dialog you can select a different file system than the one provided by the User Folders plug-in, e.g. Computer or FTP.
After verifying paths for restoration, you need to select type of restoration, enter password for decryption (if the backup is encrypted), schedule the task, and name it. These steps are not specific to the User Folders plug-in. To learn about restoring data, please see Restore Task.
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