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Windows 7: Windows Backup file location

06 Dec 2011   #1

win 7 pro x64
Windows Backup file location


Just wondering if it's possible to make Windows backup do it in another place besides the root of another drive.
It's really annoying seeing those files all the time,
so I move them to a folder anyways..
which ocfourse windows fails to see then, but since I dont have a schedueled backup it's ok for now...
Just need the one master backup for now, and if i add something or change something I move the files back to root to do that.
Just trying to make it easier :/

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06 Dec 2011   #2

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No. Windows requires its backups to be in the root of the backup drive. Any that you move or rename will have to be moved back into the root and named WindowsImageBackup before you can restore from it.
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06 Dec 2011   #3
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Use a decent imaging program. Then you will not have that problem.
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