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Windows 7: Direct a Windows backup to a specific directory

24 Oct 2013   #1
bkelly13

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Direct a Windows backup to a specific directory

I use Acronis but a few weeks ago it failed reading a backup from the hard drive and I had to reload from scratch. Now I want to also have a Windows backup. When started up it lets me select my E drive, but from there the only button is "Save settings and run backup." So where is it [the backup utility] going to put the backup? Is it going to wipe out all the data on my E drive and replace it with the backup?

I am not about to click proceed until it tells me what it is ready to proceed doing.

What if I want a second backup for safety's sake? How do I tell Windows: "Yeah, I know there is a backup there. Leave it alone. Make a new one <here>!!!

How do I tell it: "I don't want an incremental, I want another complete backup on that same hard drive. But don't lose the already existing backups."


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24 Oct 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Hello bkelly mate I don't know if this is any good to you a lot of us in here use this software (its free) and the tutorial is very good.
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25 Oct 2013   #3
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bkelly13 View Post
I use Acronis but a few weeks ago it failed reading a backup from the hard drive and I had to reload from scratch. Now I want to also have a Windows backup. When started up it lets me select my E drive, but from there the only button is "Save settings and run backup." So where is it [the backup utility] going to put the backup? Is it going to wipe out all the data on my E drive and replace it with the backup?

I am not about to click proceed until it tells me what it is ready to proceed doing.

What if I want a second backup for safety's sake? How do I tell Windows: "Yeah, I know there is a backup there. Leave it alone. Make a new one <here>!!!

How do I tell it: "I don't want an incremental, I want another complete backup on that same hard drive. But don't lose the already existing backups."
If you read the tip near the beginning of this tutorial it will tell you how.Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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