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Suggestion for IFW "Backup Location" dialog

Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:06 am

The Backup Location dialog uses a legacy style interface of a drop-down list for the drive, and then a single file/folder list for selecting the backup location.
It is not possible to create a new folder for the backup from there.
There is a Windows/Network browse button that opens the Windows File Save As Dialog (which includes the full functionality of tree view, file list view, and ability to create new folders).
However this dialog opens to the system default (Documents) folder, which is unlikely to be where the backup will be saved.

Suggestion 1) Cause the Windows/Network Browse dialog to open up on the drive and folder currently selected in the file list below.

Suggestion 2) Replace both drive selection and folder selection dialogs with the standard Save As dialog, pre-filling the filename with the default Backup-w10-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$

Re: Suggestion for IFW "Backup Location" dialog

Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:03 pm

You can include a new folder with the filename and IFW will prompt if you want to create it. For example: my new folder\Backup-w10-$~YYYY$-$~MM$-$~DD$-$~HHMM$

Re: Suggestion for IFW "Backup Location" dialog

Mon May 01, 2017 3:10 am

Paul - thanks - that's a great workaround that I was unaware of. Still, do you thing it might be possible to implement either suggestion eventually?

Re: Suggestion for IFW "Backup Location" dialog

Tue May 02, 2017 11:31 pm

it uses the windows default which is whatever it was the last time you used
it. The first time may be documents. Making it go to the directory listed
may be an issue for those using it to go back to the network location they
were at last time or now depend on it going somewhere else. Much easier to
setup initially before expectations set.




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