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Windows 7: Automatic Backup to external hard drive

21 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Automatic Backup to external hard drive

I'd like to automatically backup certain folders to an external hard drive every time it's plugged in. I've tried Windows 7 Backup tool but it creates an icon and I would like the folder to be able to be navigatable (for the reason that I need to know what has been backed up and what hasn't, also I don't want to restore an entire folder at times, sometimes I just want to restore a couple of files).

How can I make this happen? Using either Windows 7 backup or another tool

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22 Dec 2012   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Hello and welcome WIS mate that sounds like a tall order the only back up I know of is this Set up or change automatic backup settings
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22 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

The realtimesync component of FreeFileSync can detect when a USB stick/drive is inserted and back up to it. The link is in my sig.

CAVEAT. I have not tried this myself.
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