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Windows 7: How to backup FROM external drive TO main drive

05 Jan 2012   #1
binarysolo

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to backup FROM external drive TO main drive

Windows backup is set up to not allow backups onto the C drive (or whatever drive windows is installed on), which generally makes sense. But I have a C drive with a lot of empty space, and an external hard drive that I need to back up. So... is there any way to get around the default behavior so I can back up FROM the external drive TO the C drive?


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05 Jan 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess you have a couple of options:

1. Make a folder on the C partition and copy to folder from the external drive to that folder.

2. Shrink the C partition with Disk Management to gain unallocated space. Then define a new simple partition in that space. Use this partition as target for the Windows backup.
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