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Windows 7: Windows backup tool

23 Apr 2012   #1

Win 7 Home premium 64 bit
Windows backup tool


I back up my music, photos, docs from time to time using win 7s built in backup tool. When I back my stuff up does the software backup just the new entries? As it would be pointless already backing up stuff that's been backed up previous.

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23 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Clark,

The backups are incremental. Windows Backup backs up all selected folders the first time it's run and then it only backs up files that are new or have been changed since the last scheduled backup was made.

The blue Note box at the top of the tutorial below can give you more detailed information on the workings of this if you like.

Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
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23 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

you would need to make sure that it is set up to run " incremental back ups" i dont use the back up feature so i cant take you through the steps but when setting up your back up and schedule then look to see if there is a setting for incremental

edit : theres your answer, well done shawn.
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