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Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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metal450
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Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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I'm sure there's a simple option somewhere, but I've looked high and low and can't seem to find it: when using SyncBack to mirror from one local disk to another (i.e. NTFS to NTFS), how can I make it preserve the "Hidden" attribute? I keep ending up with files that were (intended to be) hidden on the source, but get backed up as not-hidden?

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Hi,

SyncBack (by default) copies hidden attribute from NTFS to NTFS. Please export and send your profile to [email protected] for investigation (select the profile > right click > choose Export Profile from pop-up menu).

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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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When you say "by default," does that mean there is an option somewhere that I might have at some point accidentally disabled? Could you pls point me to where in the options?
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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Hi,

There is an option to ignore hidden files (but not hidden attribute), which is under:
Modify profile > Expert > Compare Options > Attributes settings page

As requested, please send your profile to [email protected] to investigate on the problem. Do not post (nor links to) profiles on this open forum.

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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Hi,

Thanks for the quick replies. Unfortunately SyncBack is being used on an airgapped work machine, & policy prohibits sending out non-audited binary files like that :/

However, I should revise my description slightly: it looks like the hidden attribute that's not getting copied is on *folders,* rather than files. i.e. the hidden folders (and their all contents) are being mirrored, but where the folders are hidden on the source, they're visible on the destination. Does that by chance change things at all?
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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Hi,

There is a non-default option under: Modify profile > Expert mode > Copy/Delete > Folders > 'Copy sub-directory attributes and creation date (only when new directories are created)', which when enabled copies sub-directory attributes (and creation date/time stamps) from source to destination.

However, this option must be in force before/at the time the new folder was created on destination, but it can't update the sub-directory attributes for already copied folders.

Please read the help file for more details. With Copy/Delete settings page opened, press F1 to open the contextual help.

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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Perfect! That must be the one I was looking for - thanks :D
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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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So this option doesn't affect anything retroactively?
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Re: Copy Hidden Attribute NTFS->NTFS?

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Yes, that's right.
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