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: Questions re W7 backup & restore utility


04 Jan 2013   #1

 
 
Questions re W7 backup & restore utility

I want to backup my PC's data files to an external HD using Windows 7 backup & restore utility.

If I use the recommended default option that also includes a back mirror of Windows 7 will the PC automatically backup only new data since the backup at the scheduled option chosen??

Will the backed up files on the backup drive appear as windows file folders (My Pictures, My Documents etc.) or be in an encoded file format?

Thanks for your help

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Provlima,

The Windows Backup on a schedule will only create incremental backups of the folders you have included in the backup at the scheduled time and date if changes have been made to the files since the last scheduled backup.

The system image will be a new full system image each time the schedule runs. If you run out of HDD space, then the oldest system image will automatically be deleted to make room for the new one.

Backup User and System Files

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Questions re W7 backup & restore utility




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Questions re W7 backup & restore utility
Thread Forum
Solved Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup Backup and Restore
Solved Basic questions on Windows 7 native backup and restore Backup and Restore
Backup/Restore Questions (Apple user switching back to Windows) Backup and Restore
Can W7 backup utility read XP backup files? Backup and Restore
Backup and Restore Questions Backup and Restore
A couple backup and restore questions Backup and Restore
D'load Free Win 7 Win NT Backup Restore Utility. 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 08:57 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33