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Overlay Icons

Post by Yonkers »

Are you considering implementing so-called 'overlay icons' to see which files are backed up or not by SyncBack?

Both Norton360 and Carbonite feature this useful function. Depending on the backup status of a file (pending/backed up/not part of the backup), Carbonite displays a small dot (orange/green/nothing) onto the icon of the file. Norton displays a green checkmark or blue/gray chevron I think.

This gives a good overview, when navigating through your directories, of what is being backed up or not. Using then a right-mouse click, you can include a file you unentionally left out, or exclude one which is superfluous.

This different perspective on what you back up or not is very useful as you might not think about everything when managing your backup set within SB.
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Re: Overlay Icons

Post by Dave Wilkins »


Not at the moment, sorry - we have a lot of other stuff going on. But I've passed it to the developer for possible inclusion in the 'ideas list', so you never know in the future...
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