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Windows 7: Windows 7 Backup

02 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 Bit
Windows 7 Backup


I am thinking about using the built in backup utility in Windows 7. However I wanted to know if it saves the data as a bkf file like in XP, or does it make a carbon copy of the data - i.e files and folders can be opened right after the copy.

I am ideally looking for a way to have it so that whatever I copy can be accessed straight away just like a manualy copy and paste. Is this possible?

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02 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 64-bit

From looking at my backup it does not save it as a carbon copies of the data.

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03 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 Bit

Is there a way to make windows forget my backup drive so that its not displayed anymore?
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03 Jan 2010   #4

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Look under B for Backup:

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
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03 Jan 2010   #5
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Transform,

If you mean how it displays after you have already created a backup, then this may help.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
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