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Old 06-11-2007, 08:02 AM
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Oh snap. Sorry to hear about your loss. However...

I'm pretty sure that whenever I have set up a smart copy on my machines, there was a *very* clear warning telling me that files will be removed from the target. Did you chose to ignore this warning?

There's also the text that explains what's going to happen. Did you ignore this?

I'm not sure how we can expect the author of this software to come up with copy settings that are clear to people, unless these same people can be bothered to read one or two lines of text.

Again, I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but I'm finding it difficult to blame SD! for it, considering the stuff I mentioned above. It's a product that deals with your data and it tells you exactly what it'll do with it.

- Jonas

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Originally Posted by gspark View Post
I really hate the copy options, they aren't very clear to a novice and leaves too much room for accidental error

erase than copy
smart update
copy newer files
copy different files

I did a smart update and ended up losing many things, i accidently thought it would update with newer files and leave the present ones.

I believe a true smart-update should be update destination with newer files while leaving all other files untouched. (toss the "make identical" this is only asking for trouble)

how about just one copy button, then in another section define what you want to do in a more specific way ie erase & replace - replace new - copy only etc but make them in very clear wording.

I think SuperDuper needs to be more userfriendly as to prevent accidental erases. Remove all the guesswork of what does what.
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