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Windows 7: File Backup


12 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
File Backup

Hi,

Im not sure if this is in the right subject as it's a weird one, so sorry if it is.

Basically, i have specific folders/files in the My Pictures and Document folders that i add to almost everyday.
I want to make sure i have a backup of them and the last time i tried it, by creating a Winrar folder and burning them onto a disc took quite a while.

I'm wondering if there is a way to backup the folders on to a disc (or seperate discs as it they are large files) easily and to overwrite the previously written data.
E.g. Insert disc 1 and let the computer burn part of the files then insert disc 2 etc. (Almost like backing up your computer normally)

Also if i could password protect the discs aswell. (Winrar has a password thing i used but i don't want to go down that long route everytime).

Thanks for taking your time to view this thread and hopefully someone can help.

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12 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

What burning program do you use? Some can create multisession discs, which enables you to add to them later. As for the password thing, I think winrar might be the way to do that. I don't know of another solution for that, but I'm sure there's another way.
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12 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I simply drag and drop the winrar file on to it.
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12 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

If you use the right cd, you can create multisession discs. (I think CD-R s will do that) I know Nero will do multisession discs, but I think you can do it with windows' built in burning function. (my dad did it in xp)
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12 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hmmm. I don't have nero on my laptop.

Was just hoping for a simple, pick file and burn to over-write and add a password protect.
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12 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I think one program that'll work is ashampoo burning studio 6, as this can do disc backups very well, and I think it can do multisession discs. You can download it here:
http://download.cnet.com/Ashampoo-Bu...-10776287.html
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12 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I'll give it a go and see how it fairs, I'll write back asap
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12 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Ok, I am awaiting your result.
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12 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You would be much better off (and a whole lot faster) by using a 2nd hard drive or an external hard drive and setting up an automated backup. You lose the stability and safety of an optical disc but the gain in performance and automation is worth it, to me at least.

I do a nightly backup of my C: D: E: and F: drives to a 2nd internal HD. I also do a nightly backup to a web based backup site (Acronis) of my data only. Every month or so or when I do something I consider major, I do a full backup to an external HD.

I'm a tad paranoid about backing up so I also run a little program called Mirror Folder that copies specific volatile folders to a separate location on my 2nd internal HD. This happens every two hours except for one which happens immediately, sort of a software raid setup.
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12 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I would use an external HD but i had 2 of them and both broke causing me too lose a lot of data. So i tend to use discs more =/
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