Win7: change default library location for backup [Enhancement]

Bug #934840 reported by Robert Cohen
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Bug Description

The default backup settings for a Win7 system, "Let Windows choose" does not backup non-default folders in the %userprofile% hierarchy (usually C:\users\username\). Since the default install for Calibre places the Calibre Library folder at %userprofile%\Calibre Library it will not be backed up with the '"Let Windows choose" setting for backup and one might not notice this until a backup was actually needed.

I'd like to suggest the default library folder location be changed to be inside the Documents folder so they're always backed up even if the user goes with the 'let Windows choose' settings for backup. Seems like it would be a good way to prevent problems. A sophisticated user will see the Calibre LIbrary folder in the current location and know it should be added to the backup but the average user will not know about this until they go to restore data and find there's no backup of the library.


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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in lp:calibre

Fixed in branch lp:calibre. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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