Automatic File Archiver Settings

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Automatic Archiving Settings
Where to Store Automatic Archive(s)/Zip(s)
Drive(s) to Monitor for Files that Change
Files and File types to Monitor for Changes
When to Prompt for User Input
UnZip (File Extraction) Default Settings
 
 
 

Automatic Archiving Settings

Monitor File Changes - Select this to have the File Archiver monitor files for changes.  This setting must be selected for automatic archiving to work.

Archive at Windows Shut Down - Select this option to have an automatic archive happen when you shut down Windows.

Timed Archive - Use this option to have an automatic archive happen on a timed basis.  You must also select "Specific Time" or "Every x hours".

Specific Time - Choose a specific time for your automatic archive to happen.  Your PC must be on at the time you select for the automatic archive to happen at the selected time.
Every x Hours - Choose this if you want to have an archive happen periodically (i.e. every 3 hours).
Automatic Archive Individual File size Limit - This setting, when enabled, will exclude files that are greater than the size specified, when an automatic/pending archive happens.  This helps filter out large unwanted files.  For typical document files 1000 KB is a good setting.  For CAD files you may wish to select a larger setting, like 20000 KB.

Automatically Add New File types. (Also called "Learn Mode") - If this is selected (recommended), when the File Archiver is doing an automatic/pending archive and finds a file of a type it has not encountered before, it will add or ignore the new file type based on the settings below.

Add all new types - Choose this setting if you want all files that the File Archiver has not encountered before to be added to automatic archives.
Add recommended new types - Choose this if you want the File Archiver to make its own choice of which files to be added to automatic archives that the File Archiver has not encountered before.
Let me choose. (Recommended) -  Choose this if you want the File Archiver to prompt you to make a choice of which files to be added to automatic archives when the File Archiver has encountered a new file type.

 
 
 

Location

Primary Location - This specifies the folder or directory where automatic are saved.  If the folder does not exists, it will be created.

Alternate Location (if primary location fails) - If you specify a folder/directory as an "alternate location", the File Archiver will try to use this location if the "Primary Location" is not available (i.e. floppy not in the floppy drive) or some error occurs when trying to save the automatic archive.  If the folder does not exists, it will be created.

NOTE:  If you specify a location that is not on this computer (i.e. a network drive), or that is a removable media (i.e. a floppy or CD-R drive), your archive can act as a backup for the files you modify often.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Drives

All Local Hard Disk Drives  (Recommended) - Select this option to have the File Archiver monitor all the hard disk drives that are local to your PC.

All Remote Network Disk Drives (Not Recommended) - Select this option to have the File Archiver monitor all the remote network drives that your PC has access to as driver letters (i.e. "N:")..

Custom Disk Drive Selection - Use this option to custom select which disk drives the File Archiver monitors for files that have changed.

Exclude these Directories - This option will let you choose directories that you want to exclude from monitoring file changes from automatic/pending archives.

Exclude System Temporary Folder - This options allows you to easily exclude the System temporary folder.

Exclude Internet Temporary and Cache Folders - This options allows you to easily exclude internet temporary folders.

Exclude Default UnZip Folder (Recommended) - This options allows you to easily exclude the default unzip directory/folder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

File Types

Automatically Archive Files of these Types - The File Archiver uses file types to determine if a file that has changed is to be archived.  If a changed file is the same type as of one of the types in this list, it will be archived on a pending/automatic archive (i.e. files of the types in the list are included in automatic/pending archives). Provided that other settings are correct to include the file in automatic archives (i.e. Drive(s), File size limit ...).  Click "Edit List..." to change the types in the list.

Exclude Files of these Types - If a changed file is the same type as of one of the types in this list, it will NOT be archived on a pending/automatic archive (i.e. files of the types in the list are excluded from automatic/pending archives).  Click "Edit List..." to change the types in the list.

Exclude these files - This is where you specify specific files that you do not want to be archived in automatic archives.

Note: The prompt "When New File Type(s) are Detected" will cause file types to be added to either the Include or Exclude lists.  See:
Learn Mode Settings
What is Learn Mode
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prompts

Automatic/Pending Archive/Zip - If this is selected, the File Archiver will display a list of options before the archiver is created.

When New File Type(s) are Detected -  If this is selected, the File Archiver will display a prompt when a file type that is not in either the include or exclude lists is encountered during a pending/automatic archive.  At the time you are prompted, you will be able to choose whether to include files of the type encountered or to exclude them.  This setting will affect the Learn Mode settings.

Individual File Size Limit is Exceeded -  If this is selected, the File Archiver will display a prompt when a file size is greater than the "individual file size limit" is encountered during an pending/automatic archive.  This prompting is dependent on the "individual file size limit" being selected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Default UnZip Settings

Where to UnZip/Extract files to (i.e. Folder) - These settings control what folder is presented by default when you are prompted during the process of extracting files from a ZIP archive.


What to do if a file with the same name already exists - These settings control what action to take if a file that is being extracted has the same name as a file already on the location you are extracting the file to.


Use Folder Names Stored in Archive - Use this option if you want the directory/folder structure to be recreated as files are extracted.  This structure recreation requires that the ZIP archive is created with the directory/folder structure stored along with the files in the archive.

Always use defaults without prompting - Use this option with caution.  This option will cause a request to extract files to proceed with no user intervention.  Be careful selecting this as files can get overwritten and you may loose information that is important to you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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