I have a folder that starts with “.gradle”. I don’t know what it is or where it came from or what it’s purpose is, but I think I installed it or it got installed when I was trying to do some Android programming with Remobject’s Oxygene.
Now I have noticed that my “File History” backups are not working. Lots of folders don’t seem to be there to restore from. If I look at the external My Book Duo drive in File Explorer, I see the missing folders. But when I try to restore, they don’t show up in the dialog.
I’m guessing from stuff I read on the web, that folders that start with “.” might be causing problems. Apparently that is used by Android systems, but may be confusing Windows.
When I looked in the File History error log, I do see this:
File was not backed up due to its full path exceeding MAX_PATH limit or containing unsupported characters:
If you want it to be protected, try using different directory and file names.
I even told File History to “exclude” all the folders that started with “.” such as “.gradle”, but it still got the same error message.
Is there something I can do in Oxygene, like somehow rename these folders and tell Oxygene they have been renamed so there isn’t that conflict? In the meantime, I basically have no backups from “File History”