Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows & backup similar to Apple Time Machine?

07 Jun 2011   #1
badboi

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows & backup similar to Apple Time Machine?

Hi,

I am new to windows 7 Back up feature. Is it similar to Time Machine for apple?

So for instance, I would like to Create a copy of the current data of my laptop on day 1.....then by 14 I have modified several of the files (deleted + added + modified) and backed it up once again. If my hard drive fails on Day 15 can I retrieve the Back up, from my external drive, to as it was on day 14?

Sorry, I am just trying to figure out what the back up is really doing.

thanks for your clarification.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Jun 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Windows Backup is very similar to Apple time machine however it is not designed for a manual Recover so if you want to keep something synced then you may want to use Synctoy as this will only add New files, Modified or deleted files and folders to the specific location

Works with Network, USB and SATA locations

Download details: SyncToy 2.1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows & backup similar to Apple Time Machine?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
A backup SW thats similar to Macrium
I backup my PC with Macrium Reflect which is a 6 star application in my opinion but I need another sw that's as easy to use and as reliable as Reflect for a second layer of backups. Please tell me if I'm not making sense here.
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 Backup Time Machine
Hello to all. I noticed that the Windows 7 Backup is an incremental backup and does not delete. I would have that if i restoring a backup to a certain date let me see the folders exactly as they were on that date, but I do also see files and folders that I previously deleted. Do you have any...
Backup and Restore
backup solution - similar to WinRescue?
Just purchased a new system with Win7 64-bit. Have used WinRescue for years to automagically backup registry and selected other files each night. Unfortunately, I discover there is no 64 bit verison of this program. Have never trusted the built-in Windows backup and normally turn this off in favor...
Backup and Restore
is it possible to make a F10 or similar backup of my current OS?
Hey, I hope that this is not a silly question however can I ask if its possibly to make a F10 backup of my current drive so that should something go "pear shaped" then the option to restore my PC would be there. There is currently a hidden partition on my laptop with recovery software on it...
Backup and Restore
Backup/Restore Questions (Apple user switching back to Windows)
Hi Guys, I have been a on a Windows hiatus and using Mac for some time now, but now I am switching back. I am little confused about the backup restore feature in Windows 7 Ultimate even after doing a search of this forum and Microsoftís website. From my understanding a System Image pretty much...
Backup and Restore
How to backup windows 7 machine?
Hey I just got a new laptop and was wondering how exactly do I backup the windows incase I need to format in the future, also how do I set up regular backups that will only backup what has changed? Thanks
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App