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Windows 7: backup "let me choose"

27 Jun 2014   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
backup "let me choose"

if i'm doing a backup and i do a "let me choose" option, does that backup all files and programs on D:drive as well as the c:drive local disc? thank you


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27 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Soulfood,

When you select "Let me choose" in Windows Backup, you'll get to select what folders you want to be included in the backup.

If you like, step 8 and 9 in the tutorial below can show you more on this.

Backup User and System Files
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28 Jun 2014   #3
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

I'm confused are programs made of folders and files ? i.e are iTunes, paint.Net, Office 2010, etc folders and files?
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28 Jun 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope. Windows Backup doesn't back up installed programs. You're basically just selecting to back up the contents of selected folders.
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28 Jun 2014   #5
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

i.e iTunes is an installed program, (that i really like) so if my system crashes does that mean i can only backup those folders, (artists, albums, songs, etc) but not iTunes the program itself ?
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28 Jun 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like you are wanting to create a system image instead. This will include everything.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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30 Jun 2014   #7
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

when you say everything, you of course mean both c:drive and d:drives and any other internal drives. and partitions. and also when i'm doing the "let me choose" page i can include all c:drive folders. right ? thanks
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30 Jun 2014   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Correct. By default all systems drives are included in the system image, but you can also select any other drives to be included as well.
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30 Jun 2014   #9
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Just to clarify on a typical system c drive will be included by default and cannot be excluded (as it is the system drive with windows on it) and all other drives (eg your d drive) can be manually added to the system image if you wish but this will probably make a quite large system image, if your d drive only holds user files and folders and not any installed programs then you can backup it up manually by simply dragging and dropping etc
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03 Jul 2014   #10
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

sorry to not get back to you after a awhile, responding to what brink said, that windows backup doesn't backup installed programs, only folders. basically i want to know why i can't backup programs (3D games"skyrim", pictures programs"XnView", music programs "iTunes", video etc.) and how can i back them up? thanks
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