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Backup - Make a "Create Incremental Backup" Shortcut

How to Make a "Create Incremental Backup" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Published by Brink
18 Dec 2011
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How to Make a "Create Incremental Backup" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This will show how to download a Create Incremental Backup shortcut that will instantly create a incremental backup of the last previously created Windows backup set, and show a progress bar in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Note   Note
Each new backup is saved in this format:

drive letter:\computer name\Backup Set YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS

Inside each new Backup Set folder will be Backup Files YYYY-MM-DD HHMMSS folders that are incremental backups of that specific backup set.

When this shortcut is used, it will instantly create a new Backup Files folder in the Backup Set folder for the last (newest) backup set created. This is the same as clicking on the Back up now button in "Backup and Restore" to manually create another backup of what you already had setup.

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To be able to use this shortcut:
  • You must be logged in as an administrator.
  • You would have needed to previously set up backup and created a Windows backup since this shortcut creates a new incremental backup of this backup set.

EXAMPLE: Progress bar
NOTE: This is the progress bar that you will see when you run the shortcut indicating that the backup is in progress and at what percentage complete.
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OPTION ONE
To Download and Setup the "Create Incremental Backup" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Create_Incremental_Backup_for_Last_Backup_Set.zip

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2. Click on Save and save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the downloaded .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) all of it's contents to your desktop.

4. Right click on the extracted Create Incremental Backup for Last Backup Set.vbs file, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

5. Right click on the now unblocked Create Incremental Backup for Last Backup Set.vbs file, and click on Cut.

6. Navigate to C:\Windows in Windows Explorer, then right click on a empty area of the window and click on Paste to move the .vbs file here.

7. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue and Yes.

8. Right click on the extracted Create Incremental Backup shortcut, click on Properties, General tab, and click on the Unblock button if available.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the file is already unblocked and you can continue on.

9. You can now assign a keyboard shortcut, place in Quick Launch, or move this Create Incremental Backup shortcut to where you like for easy use.



OPTION TWO
To Remove the "Create Incremental Backup" Shortcut
1. Delete the Create Incremental Backup shortcut.

2. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the .vbs file below, right click on it, and click on Delete.
C:\Windows\Create Incremental Backup for Last Backup Set.vbs
3. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
That's it,
Shawn


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18 Oct 2013   #1
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Good One, Shawn !!! This Incremental Backup can save a lot of space and time .. Thank U (again)


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