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Windows 7: Backup and restore

30 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 X64
Backup and restore

Hi everyone. I have been trying to understand the backup and restore utility in Windows 7. I did a complete backup with a system image a week ago. I have the utility on a schedule to backup up my files. Does the utility only backup the new files or all the files on the partition? I already have a system image that is suitable. Why can't I just backup up my user account. Is there a way to just backup your user account? Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie

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30 Apr 2011   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64

My understanding is that the backup utility in Win7 for backing up files on a scheduled basis only backs up changes to files.

Have you referred to this link Backup and Restore - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

The backup and restore utility in Win7 does not mention a feature for backing up a user account. This makes sense because your hard drive is not partitioned according to user accounts. Or is it?
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