Compare Options, Attributes
Expert Mode: Compare Options, Attributes Settings
•Do not overwrite read-only files (ignored when file to be replaced is on an FTP server): If the file to be replaced is read-only, and this option is enabled, then the file will not be overwritten.
•Do not delete read-only files (ignored when file to be deleted is on an FTP server): If the file to be deleted is read-only, and this option is enabled, then the file will not be deleted.
•Do not copy read-only files: If enabled then read-only files are not copied. This option is useful when a source code control system is used, for example.
•Do not copy hidden files: If enabled then hidden files are not copied.
•Do not copy system files: If enabled then system files are not copied.
•Do not copy offline files: If enabled then offline files are not copied. The offline attribute is only available on NTFS file systems.
•Do not copy NTFS encrypted files: If enabled then encrypted files are not copied. The encryption attribute is only available on NTFS file systems. Note that this does not mean it will not copy files encrypted using 3rd party utilities. Files stored on NTFS can optionally be encrypted by Windows itself. It is this type of encryption that this option refers to.
•Only copy files that do have the archive attribute set: If enabled then only files which have the archive attribute set (on) will be copied.
•Ignore NTFS junction points (reparse points): If ticked then junction/reparse points are ignored (as are directory symbolic links). File hard links are not ignored. This is the default and recommended. Note that although NTFS is mentioned explicitly, it is also valid for ReFS.
•Attributes to watch: SyncBackPro can be configured to watch for file attribute changes. Note that some attributes are not supported on some file systems. Only the NTFS file system supports all the attributes. FAT32/FAT16 file systems support only the Archive, Hidden, Read Only, and System attributes.
Note that SAMBA and non-Windows file systems may not support some of the attributes, or may require further configuration to support them.
When a files attributes are changed, SyncBackPro will copy the file. Which file is copied depends upon the "What to do if the same file has been changed" setting on the Decision - Files page. For an Intelligent Synchronization profile which file is copied depends upon the "...the same file has been changed" setting. If hashing is used, then the file is not copied if the files contents are identical, and instead only the files attributes are copied.
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