RE: [NTB] Backup directory
- I heartily second you on this one. I'd love a back-up directory rather than
having these puppies all over my HDD. I love the clip someone wrote that
lets me delete them from any given directory, but then I have to weed
through anything I might have worked on recently.
Glad you wrote.
From: Charles [mailto:chalz@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 12:38
Subject: [NTB] Backup directory
Greetings folks. Is there some way to change the directory backups are
saved to? I'm running, as Help/About says:
NoteTab Pro 4.86d Pre-release #01 (Full version)
A more recent version's been released, no? I haven't had time (honestly)
Anyways, I can see where to enable and disable backups, and the default
save/open dirs, but I haven't found, even in notepro.ini, a place to send
files. I sometimes edit files on my desktop, and having .bak's popping up
over the place is starting to irritate. Any assistance? Thanks all!!
- I'd love (make that kill for) a clip or anything that would work like the
Recycle Bin so I could assign it some HD space and do all of my Temp's and
Bak's in there. Especially the Restore part so I wouldn't have to keep
track of where everything came from.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine" <Christine@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 23:25
Subject: RE: [NTB] Backup directory
> I heartily second you on this one. I'd love a back-up directory rather
> having these puppies all over my HDD. I love the clip someone wrote that
> lets me delete them from any given directory, but then I have to weed
> through anything I might have worked on recently.
> Glad you wrote.
- David, Christine (othrs?):
Finding and managing all the puppies ...
I think that Jody/Eric have sort-of promised some changes
to the backup system in v5.0 but in the meantime.
Dave:> I'd love (make that kill for) a clip or anything
> work like the Recycle Bin so I could assign it some HDspace
> and do all of my Temp's and Bak's in there. Especiallythe
> Restore part so I wouldn't have to keep track of whereYou both may already have found this and be doing it
> everything came from.-
already but for managing auto-backups (assuming most
complicated system where you've asked for incremental
Do a find looking for *.~???.* starting at C:\
This will locate ALL notetab backups anywhere on
(Note in both Win9x and Win2K/XP this search can be
saved - and a shortcut put somewhere handy - Desktop,
Now that you've "found" them all you can do any number of
things depending on how high you rate the chance that
you'll actually need to use one of these backups.
Simplest : Select-all and delete (from right-context) or
just Ctrl+A, DEL
or : click date column to sort by age and select all
(say) more than 1 day old and DEL them
or : create a backups folder some where and <move> them
all to it and then Zip them
or: (this might require some freeware (I think theRename
amongst others is probably suitable)) you can rename/move
them all so that their folder structure is preserved. If
you need something this elaborate, and can't find the
program(s) to do it easily post back in the
[Ntb-offTopic] list and we'll get you a more detailed
btw: I used to worry a lot more about the impact of
leaving all the backups in place until I realized that
even with a "tiny" 4 GB drive that only has about 100 MB
free I have to do an awful lot of notetab editing before
the amount of diskspace being "wasted" on notetab backups
amounts to even 1 days worth of Temporary Internet Files.
Regards ... Alec
---- Original Message ----
From: "david brown" <dbrown7784@...>
Sent: 02 August, 2002 08:35
Subject: Re: [NTB] Backup directory
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christine" <Christine@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 23:25
> Subject: RE: [NTB] Backup directory
- Hi Charles,
>Greetings folks. Is there some way to change the directoryHopefully in v5.
>backups are saved to?
> A more recent version's been released, no?Yes v4.9, and a beta for a maintenance release should be finished
shortly. Monitor the NoteTab Next Release list if you are
interested. Please see my signature line to subscribe to it. TIA
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