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Ask for do or not the backup

Jun 23, 2015 at 1:44 PM
Edited Jun 23, 2015 at 1:44 PM

it´s possible to add a feature so add-in ask for do, or not, the backup??? (as add-in 2003)

Jun 23, 2015 at 8:38 PM
Edited Jun 24, 2015 at 7:54 PM
you can use version 1.5
There is a new feature which you can activate via registry.
set the value for

After closing outlook a countdown will appear. During this time you can close
and abort backup.
When countdown finishes, backup will start.

Kind regards,
Jun 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM
Hi Thomas,

thx for your answer!

i´m trying to use your solution but doesnt work.

i´ve changed the value for"CountdownSeconds" to 120 but backup starts when i close Outlook. In addition when backup finish, "CountdownSeconds" is reseted to 0

thx for your support!

kind regards,
Jun 26, 2015 at 10:18 PM
are you sure you want your users to wait for 2 minutes till backup starts?
The range is currently limited to max. 100 seconds.
A reasonable vaule is around 5 or 10 seconds in my opinion.
During this timespan the user should know whether to skip backup or wait till it starts.

Just try smaller values and check it out.

Kind regards,
Jul 6, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Hi Thomas,

OK, with 100 value works fine!

My problem is "During this timespan the user should know whether to skip backup or wait till it starts" ... xDDDD Users don´t care about anything and probably collapse the line if they are in other place instead of my headquarter :)

on the other hand, i would like to hide OST files. i´ve changed the value of "ShowOSTFiles". True or False, both show me OST files

thx for your support,
Kind Regards,
Jul 6, 2015 at 8:52 PM
Edited Jul 7, 2015 at 7:56 PM

if the users are far away and not under your control, you should maybe lower the value. Better to have one backup to much.
Users tend to skip backup in order to save time.

The parameter "ShowOSTFiles" works for me. I just tested with the final release 1.5.
Upper/Lowercase is important. The Entry should be "ShowOSTFiles", Reg_SZ, "False" (with upper F and lower alse)

Could you please use the current, final version and check the registry entries? (xml file is no longer supported)

The final version also has an additional parameter "StoreTypeBlacklist" which can be used to hide specific store types in general.
Valid numerical values are:
olPrimaryExchangeMailbox = 0
olExchangeMailbox = 1
olExchangePublicFolder = 2
olNotExchange = 3
olAdditionalExchangeMailbox = 4

So.... to hide Exchange you can set the value to "0,1,2"

Also take care that during changing the registry, outlook should be closed.

Have a nice day,