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What is a Mask?

A Mask is, simply, a file extension. InBack uses masks to help backup and store your projects efficiently.


DOS wild cards (both the asterisk and question mark) can be used in the mask.  The asterisk is the wild card to represent ALL files. Use a mask of *.* if you want to save every file in a directory. For example, if you are saving your word processing files, you might put *.doc in the masks field. If you are saving more than one file type, just separate the masks with a comma (i.e. *.doc, Ag*.txt). You can enter as many file masks as you want in the Mask field. Click on the browse (...) button next to the masks field to open the Mask Builder. The button directly below the Mask Builder button, calls the Mask Themes look up.


Creating a backup project in InBack entails that you define masks, or file extensions, that you wish to include in your backup. InBack makes it easy to choose masks for your backup project. It supplies you with a database of routinely used masks. This is called the Masks File. To add masks to the database you must go to the Browse the Masks File window. You can add your own masks to this list or delete masks you don't use. The Browse the Masks File window allows you to view the list of file extensions that you have available for you on any given project. If you have a certain type of file that you backup routinely, this is where you would save the mask so that it will be available for selection in future backups.


To reach the Browse the Masks File window, choose Masks from the Edit drop down list on the main menu in InBack.




The Browse the Mask File window will open.  From here you have three options: Insert, Change and Delete.


1.Insert: To create a new Mask, click on the Insert button, press the Insert key on the keyboard or right mouse click on an existing mask and select Insert from the pop up menu. A space will open up in the Mask box for you to type in the file mask  that you wish to add.
2.Change: To change a Mask that is listed, highlight it with the mouse and then click on the Change button or right mouse click on the mask and select Change from the pop up menu. The cursor will appear there for you to make a change.
3.Delete: To delete a Mask, simply highlight the mask and click on the Delete button, press the Delete key on the keyboard or right mouse click on the mask and select Delete from the pop up menu.
4.Click on the Close button when you are finished.



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