Skipping locked files. This backup needs to be defined first. Backup can be of the files you can't lose.
Some want to backup PROGRAMS which the Windows design makes difficult. This leads us to 2 different backup schemes.
1. Our files.
2. System backup.
The first scheme is fairly easy. As we collect files we organise them in folders so we can backup later.
The second scheme can't be accomplished with Windows or NTBACKUP (a very outdated backup program). For system backup we must explore programs like ACRONIS, GHOST or others.
I have reviewed the other posts in this forum and the most common recommendation is to either Copy files to another medium, or use burner software to do it. I prefer to copy most My... and Program Files folders to another hard drive. However, I have found that if I try to do a mass copy using Windows Explorer, often it will fail because certain files refuse to be copied. The 'Parent.lock' files created by Mozilla apps is a case in point. Some other Windows files do the same. This makes backup tedious and quite manual.
Question is... will some of the other programs recommended in this forum, like HDCOPY, copy these files? Or, is there some copy option I am missing? Thanks for any help...