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Windows 7: Does Win 7 Backup, also backup FAT Partitions?


18 May 2011   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Does Win 7 Backup, also backup FAT Partitions?

I'm getting mixed signals on this. I use Acronis myself so there is no issue there.
But, I have clients that want to only use the Windows 7 backup feature to backup the hard drive. Most of what I've seen, including the Tutorial on here, states the Windows 7 backup only backs up NTFS partitions and NOT FAT partitions.

There is one of the "regulars" on the Dell forum that states the Windows 7 backup will do all partitions, whether FAT or NTFS.

????

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18 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

A quick search on Google revealed that it seems Win 7 Backup isn't able to backup FAT32 recovery partitions.

Seems you're better to use third-party software.

Backup of FAT32 partition?
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18 May 2011   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Acronis

I am an Acronis user also. I don't have any Fat partitions or I would try MS backup for you. If you have access to Fat partitions test it. Then you will know first hand.
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18 May 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is the message you get if you try to image a Fat32 Partition:

One of the source volumes specified has an invalid format and cannot be protected using Windows Backup. Only volumes formatted with NTFS can be protected.
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18 May 2011   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

WHS, Danke.
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18 May 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. It was easy to test. I made a small 2GB test partition in Fat32 and then tried to back it up with the Wbadmin command. That's how I got the message.
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18 May 2011   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I should have done that too.
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