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backup only files, not folders

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roeltits
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backup only files, not folders

Post by roeltits »

I want to backup only pdf files from a folder, but not the subfolders. No folders at all, just the files.

In the filter section I added:
"*\*.pdf"
"*\"

In destination he creates all folders with the pdf's.

Any help is appreciated.
mickyj
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Re: backup only files, not folders

Post by mickyj »

Hi, you can't just copy all the files to a single folder. That's not supported. The files must remain in their appropriate folder in the destination.

However, if you're asking to just copy the PDF files from the source folder, and not in any sub-folders, then just remove the *\ as that is telling SyncBack to also copy all folders. So for the filters, you'd have no entries for "Files/folders NOT to copy" and just \*.pdf in the "Files/folders to copy". In the File & Folders Selection window you may as well also enable the option "Do not use selections".
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