Why does True Image 2015 exclude web browser folders from backups by default? I lost all my Google Chrome userdata...
I am horrified to take notice that AFTER I ran a recovery that all my userdata in Google Chrome (regular home user version) disappeared. At first I thought that something went wrong during my last backup, but I checked all my Acronis backup archives after older versions, but it was not there. After lots of panicking I think I found the culprit. The folder was in the default Exclusions list. I've attached a screenshot of the Acronis exclusions list on my PC in the post (and blurred out the user profile name). My question to anyone at Acronis, their MVPs or anyone else: Why are you exluding these folders in the first place? This folder is more than just temporaty web browser history. It contains userdata to, aka: bookmarks, open tabs (the "session" file), themes, add-ons that you use, plugins, saved passwords etc. Those are important stuff for Pete's sake. Some users don't have browser cloud syncing enabled or don't use it for various reasons, mainly senior people who don't know about the feature. Even so, when I buy a Backup program like Acronis True Image 2015 I at the very least expect to be able to backup everything on your drive. (Of course pagefiles and hibernation files and other files can be explained, but I don't get it about web browser userdata folders.) Also, I know the chances are pretty low, but is there a way for me to get back these files now? I did the recovery last night. I am using Windows 8.1, so there is no VSS in there to work with. I still have all my Acronis Backup archives from a few months back if that can help. (And I know I can for future backups remove exclusions, but I want to know why these excluded folders are here in the first place.)