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Author Topic: Option to ignore softlinks, reparse points etc. pp.
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Post Option to ignore softlinks, reparse points etc. pp.
on:  20170501
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Dear all,

I frequently want to archive/backup folder structures that contain softlinks and I DO NOT WANT to backup the targets of those softlinks.
Has winrar an option (either the gui or the command line) to ignore those softlinks targets?
Just an example : Consider making a backup of the folder c:\windows.old (typically exists after an update of windows). That folder contains many softlinks that point to live folders under c:\users or c:\programdata. A backup should only contain all folders and files from c:\windows.old but not from c:\users\... etc.

Thx in advance and Best regards
w.

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