Photo files renamed when back-up'd - NAS326

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Biggles
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edited December 2021 in Personal Cloud Storage
With reference to my newly bought NAS326 with 2 x Seagate IronWolf 4TB.

ALL photos (approx. 1200000) was renamed when doing a full backup a Ethernet based network!!!

- Photo "210313_3895.dng" had been renamed "210313_3895 (2021_12_01 20_15_00 UTC).DNG"

- Photo "IMGP0593.JPG" had been renamed "IMGP0593 (2021_12_01 20_15_00 UTC).JPG".

Why did this happen and how to avoid it?

I am new to the "NAS concept" and have a default installation with disabled Twonky Media app. Backup trough "Windows 10 File backup" to a own generated folder (did not use default folders).

Regards Biggles

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  • Biggles
    Biggles Posts: 7
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    This is what I did to solve my issue, if anyone else would run into it.

    It was the "Windows File History" that added the time stamps BUT I could not find a solution anywhere how to avoid it.

    So in the end I deleted all files and made a new back-up using FreeFileSync (suggested by @Mijzelf, thank you) and it solved it!

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  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,638  Guru Member
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    Are you sure that's not a feature of your backup software?
  • Biggles
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    Dear Mijzelf,

    Thank you for the feed-back, much appreciated.

    As mentioned above I use Windows to Back-up using File History (under Windows Security).  What I can see their is no settings  except for "Saved copies of files" and "Keep saved versions".

    If it is the File history that are changing the file names, I would expect all other files names also to be changed, but they are not. 

    If it is the "File History" that are the problem, I need to change the backup method.

    Any suggestions of a backup program where I can see the files/folders in Windows Explorer (= not compressed like  Easeus Todo Backup)? 
  • Biggles
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    Dear Mijzelf,

    You where right, it is the Windows File History that adds a time stamp to all images!

    I found this article ...


    ... and a solution to delete the time stamps. However not a solution how to avoid to not have the time stamps added from the start :-(.

    I will try another backup program for the NAS326 (suggestions?), since I use Lightroom and Photoshop, and they are not able to find the images with the time stamps added.
  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 2,638  Guru Member
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    Personally I use rsync, but that is not so applicable for Windows users. But I know of people who are very content with FreeFileSync.
  • Biggles
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    Miljzelf, thank you for the feedback, much appreciated and I will try FreeFileSync.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
  • Biggles
    Biggles Posts: 7
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    This is what I did to solve my issue, if anyone else would run into it.

    It was the "Windows File History" that added the time stamps BUT I could not find a solution anywhere how to avoid it.

    So in the end I deleted all files and made a new back-up using FreeFileSync (suggested by @Mijzelf, thank you) and it solved it!

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