New to the forum and Windows 7. I have been here many times reading the great posts before taking the 7 plunge.
-Today I did a backup using the tool in Windows 7. I just want to insure that I have the system image and basic files, in case my system ever crashes and I can use the recovery and my install disc successfully. The primary question is, How do you know if it was successful, if you can't see the size or content of the folders when you right click them (they say 0 size 0 folders?
Is that normal?
I want to verify or know that the save/backup was completed. The story:
1) I did the initial first time backup, which stores everyting, including image. It took about 45-60 minutes.
2) I had directed everything to 109 GB partition in my external Lacie Quadra.
3) I watched intermittently and saw various files and things being sent, and then the last thing was the system image.
4) So when it was all completed, about 17-20 GB's of the new partiton was used for the backup.
5) Now, I can see Three new folders, MyName-PC, Windows Image Backup, and MediaID bin. My concern is that I cannot see the size of MyName PC and SYSTEM IMAGE , when I look at the list detail (example it doesn't say like MyName PC size is 8 GB or SYSTEM Image is 10 GB) it does say 528 K for the Bin folder). When I right click for Properties, on the two in question, each says 0 folders 0 size.
6) If I go to the Backup Restore Program, it shows that the system was backed up and when the next was scheduled. Also in that same Program if I click Manage, it does individually list the size of those two (PC - IMAGE).
So maybe I am worrying over NADA and it's a matter that you just can't see those amounts, when you look at the folders directly or something.
Any information or comments is greatly appreciated.