Windows Shell Extension Settings

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Program Options: Windows Shell Extension Settings

 

SyncBackPro (sbpro-feature-16x16 Pro version only) is integrated with the Windows File Explorer shell so that you can select a folder (or drive) and use it with an existing profile. For example, you could right-click on a folder in Windows File Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) and have SyncBackPro run the profile with the selected folder as the source or destination.

 

Description: This is the text of the menu item that appears in Windows File Explorer. For example, Backup to my FTP server.

 

Profile Name: The profile to use. Note that you can select a group but keep in mind that the folder selected will be used with all the profiles in the group. That may not be appropriate or desired.

 

The selected file/folder is the…: This setting specifies how SyncBackPro should use the selection you have made in Windows File Explorer. For example, if you have an FTP profile and want to backup folders to it, then you probably want to specify that the selected folder is the source. You can also have SyncBackPro prompt for one of the paths.

 

Run unattended, i.e. no prompting: If this checkbox is selected then the profile will be run without any prompting. You cannot use this option if you've specified you want to be prompted for the path.

 

Do not use the file and folder selections: If this checkbox is selected then SyncBackPro will run the profile without using the file and folder selections. It is advisable that you enable this option. For more details see the Restoring and Selections section.

 

Do not use the filters: If this checkbox is selected then SyncBackPro will run the profile without using the filters. It is advisable that you enable this option. For more details see the Restoring and Selections section.

 

The order of the menu items can be re-arranged by simply dragging & dropping them into the order you wish to use.

 

 

Installation

 

The Windows File Explorer shell extension is not installed (or updated) unless this window is displayed. If the shell extension cannot be installed or updated then an error message will appear once this windows opens. Also, if the shell extension has been updated, e.g. a new version of SyncBackPro was installed with a newer shell extension, then you may be prompted with the message A reboot is required to replace in-use files. If so, you must reboot Windows to update the shell extension. The reason a reboot is required is that Windows is using the shell extension DLL and so the DLL file cannot be replaced. The only way to replace it is to reboot Windows, at which point Windows itself will replace the old DLL with the new DLL.

 

 

 

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