I have a lot of hidden directories in my Windows home and documents directories. I want them to be backed up and I am using the Windows 7 built-in backup mechanism.
Will Windows Backup (the built-in one) also backup and restore hidden files/folders?
(The system image doesn't count. That will probably include the hidden files, but I wonder whether the normal, shadow-copy based backups include hidden files.)
Bonus question: How does Windows Backup handle NTFS reparse points (aka symlinks)? If hidden files are not backed up, could I create non-hidden symlinks to hidden files/directories to get them backed up as well?