FFS does not find files beginning with a dot.

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Post by vijer • 26 Feb 2019, 09:16

I have several folders with files that begin with a dot (because I want the files to always be at the top of the list).



FreeFileSync does not display these files in the pre sync search, so it doesn't back them up. I don't see a filter that is excluding them. Here are my filters;

\System Volume Information\
\Acronis 1\
\Acronis 2\

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Post by Radish • 01 Mar 2019, 16:29

I tested this on my own system -- FFS 10.9, Windows 7 SP1. Result was no problem with files beginning with 'dots'. Your filters look fine to me too, assuming that the files that start with a 'dot' aren't in the subfolders you have excluded.

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Post by mikexx • 15 Mar 2019, 23:59

I've also just checked with FFS 10.10 and I can see "." files in the list and confident they will sync ok.

Dot files are also Linux system files and I have known some NAS drives to refuse to save them, such as a D-Link NAS when using FTP. I'm wondering if there is something else going on?

What file system is each drive using?