Documents folder seems to contain hidden folders when using roboco

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Curly_Money2006, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. I am using Vista Home Premium. I have been using robocopy to backup the
    directory c:\users\username\documents. I have noticed that when I use
    explorer to check the size of this directory it says 8.1 GB. When I attempt
    to copy it using robocopy "C:\users\username\documents" j:\ /mir /v
    /log:c:new.txt, I find that two things happen:
    1. The log file shows that in addition to copying all the documents in the
    documents folder, it also copies all the files in the C:\users\username\music
    folder as well (ironically to a folder on J with the old XP style
    structure......J:\user\username\documents\my music). This is an additional
    2. on the J: drive, it shows 17 GB being occupied; however, I cannot find
    any of the files from the c:\users\username\music folder that the robocopy
    log file says were copied (and must be there since J is showing an additional
    9 GB of data that can't be accounted for.
    Is Vista somehow hiding folders in the \Documents folder that then get
    picked up by robocopy? How come I cannot access the copied filed from \Music.
    When I migrated from XP to Vista, I manually copied the music files into the
    \Music folder, I did not use any type of auto migration software.
    Curly_Money2006, Nov 5, 2007
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  2. Curly_Money2006

    RichG Guest

    Vista uses junctions to link certain folders (such as Music) to the documents
    folder. You can use the RoboCopy "/XJ" argument to exclude following
    RichG, Nov 6, 2007
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