I have about 130Gb worth of games installed that I do not want backed up. I do want to backup my OS and exclude those games folders. I would prefer to create a backup that can be used to restore the OS on a freshly formatted drive, but if OS has to already be present on the drive, then its also an option as long as the OS can truly restored to backed up state. So far I was only able to find backup programs that backup the entire system or a specific drive/partition without the ability to exclude specific folders. I also found software packages that can backup selected "Data/File/Folder", but would that work if I were to backup Windows, Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData, and Users folders along with pagefile and Hilbernate file? Windows has these special hidden boot files that may not properly backed up by "Data" backup apps, which may lead to corrupted restore or one with many issues. Any ideas? I am actually quite perplexed at the fact that there are no system backup apps that allow you to exclude certain files from being backed up. The only available options are -1. all of the system backup or 2. the possibly non-working "Data/File/Folder"-only backup. I know I should've kept my games on a separate partition, but I didn't... Right now I use AOMEI Backupper and it is great for the whole system backup, but again - how can I backup only my OS and exclude a buttload of games? I know they will stay in the registry, but I don't care about that, I care about space available for backup.