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    Unhappy Program copies extra folders on Vista

    I have a VB.Net program that backs up hard drives by copying everything to a special folder on an external USB Drive. When I run this on a Vista machine and backup Drive C:\ I get extra folders that I can't find on the C:\ drive.

    Boot
    Documents and Settings
    Config.msi
    System Volume Information

    These folders are created right off the root directory.
    My backup says 66gb but when it completes it uses 110gb and the above extra folders are there.

    Any Idea what is going on?
    Where these folders come from?

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    Vista is probably set not to show hidden files and folders. Try this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial130.html
    Phil Weber
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    No I can see hidden folders!

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    I checked the C:\ drive on my Windows XP machine and found three of those folders
    Documents and Settings
    Config.msi
    System Volume Information

    Only the last two are hidden, and of course everybody knows what the Documents and settings folder is used for in Windows XP.

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