Windows 10: Showing Documents folder name in backup

  1.    06 Jun 2017 #1

    Showing Documents folder name in backup

    I am running the Cobian backup program. I set it to back up the Documents directory. It give it a file name

    "Documents 2017-06-04 15;42;51 (Full)"

    which appears that way when looked at through Powershell and through alternative file managers.

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    However, when I look at it through File Explorer, it masks the real file name. Instead it shows the Documents icon and the word "Documents", just the same as in the C directory under my user name.

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    Windows File Explorer (viewing backup drive)

    If I run additional backups on later dates, the real folder name will show the date as part of the title, but in File Explorer it shows just the word "Documents", so I end up with numerous folders all appearing as "Documents" without any way of determining which is the oldest, which is the newest backup copy.

    How do I make the the directory on the backup drive show the real file name of the backup folder, "Documents 2017-06-04 15;42;51 (Full)" , as it appears in Powershell, instead of "Documents?

    The backup program accesses the folder using the full path c:\Users\dae\Documents
    Last edited by dae; 06 Jun 2017 at 17:00.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,794
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       07 Jun 2017 #2

    Hi dae

    I think there is some confusion / translation as it is using the Windows name. (Either the link or Junction point, its special)

    Looks like Music and Videos have the same issue.

    So when you use the Windows tool it is mis-handling.

    For a test, can you override the name and call it Docs, date (full).

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