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Backup - Make a "Create New Backup" Shortcut

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

information   Information
This will show how to download a Create New Backup (differential backup) shortcut that will instantly create a new full backup of your previously created Windows Backup setup, and show a progress bar in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Note   Note
Each new full backup is saved in this format:

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

When this shortcut is used, it will instantly create a new Backup Set folder.

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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 backup set for it.

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 New Backup" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Create_New_Backup_Set_with_Last_Backup_Settings.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 New Backup Set with Last Backup Settings.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 New Backup Set with Last Backup Settings.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 New 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 New Backup shortcut to where you like for easy use.



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

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






18 Dec 2011   #1
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn was looking for something like this

Danny


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #2
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Shawn. There have been a number of questions in the forums regarding this. Do you have a list of the sdclt switches and what they do?
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18 Dec 2011   #3
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for this Brink .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Dec 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 

You're most welcome guys. Thank you.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Thanks Shawn. There have been a number of questions in the forums regarding this. Do you have a list of the sdclt switches and what they do?
Yep. Some may be up and coming tutorials to be. Some already are. Here's a list of some of them.


/KICKOFFELEV => Run backup but I don't know what it does yet
/SPACEMGMT => Disk space management
/DELETECATALOGANDKICKOFFNEW => Delete backup catalog
/KICKOFFJOB => Run / increment last backup
/KICKOFFNEW => create new job and run backup
/DISABLEJOB => Turn off backup schedule
/ENABLEJOB => Turn on backup schedule
/BLBBACKUPWIZARD => backup wizard
/FOREIGNRESTORE => backup location management
/RESTOREWIZARDADMIN => Restore Wizard (Admin mode)
/RESTOREWIZARD => Restore Wizard (User mode)
/STOPBACKUP => Stop backup
/TROUBLESHOOT => Troobleshooting backup
/CONFIGURE /TARGET => Target backup windows (Set up backup/Change settings)
/CONFIGELEV /SHOW => Same windows that "/CONFIGURE /TARGET"
/UIMODE /SHOW => Backup progress bar
/CONFIGURE /SHOW => Same windows that "/CONFIGURE /TARGET"
/NOSCHEDULE => Disable backup schedule task
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Shawn.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 

You're welcome Keith.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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