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Windows 7: Backup User and System Files


20 Nov 2008   #129
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Backup User and System Files

How to Back Up User and System Files in Windows 7

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17 Nov 2011   #130
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's good to hear.


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18 Nov 2011   #131
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rwmol View Post
Thanks. It finally completed the backup. I took a look at the files and I guess I completely misunderstood the concept. I thought it would simply write over the existing files in a simple fashion. Not so. It creates a plethora of files I have no idea what they are. You're idea will definitely work. I was looking for something that would be scheduled and simple. Not
If it were simple and straight forward, it would not be from Microsoft.

But the real sad part is, if the recovery does not work as designed, then you cannot really do much with those files.
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18 Nov 2011   #132
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone. I found a software utility that will do everything I want and more.

Randy
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29 Dec 2012   #133
gifpaste

Win7 Pro SP1
 
 

Has anyone had any issues with using a Samba share as your backup destination (including testing a restore from samba?)
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09 Aug 2013   #134
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I read in the article that ..Back up doesn't back up applications.. but when i back up .. its also saving exe files (ofcourse i like this).. so can I be sure that its always gonna save all my applications ?.. I want this cause I would want to back up all the programs that i downloaded from internet to my external hard disk ..via Windows backup.

Thanks in Advance
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09 Aug 2013   #135
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello nooruddin,

Sorry for the confusion. Windows Backup will not backup or restore installed programs, but you will be able to back up the files in any folder(s) you include in the backup. Including any .exe files in them.
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09 Aug 2013   #136
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello nooruddin,

Sorry for the confusion. Windows Backup will not backup or restore installed programs, but you will be able to back up the files in any folder(s) you include in the backup. Including any .exe files in them.
Wow .. Great News

Thanks Shawn..

Also I Must Say .. Ur doing an Amazing Job .. Making other people's life lot easier .. Keep it up
(i've read a lot of Ur tutuorials and v impressed)
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09 Aug 2013   #137
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome nooruddin, and thank you for the kind words. I'm glad that they can be helpful.
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19 May 2014   #138
ValiantSaint

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi everyone. Just have a question about using Windows 7 backup to do an incremental backup of a certain folder, after making a backup of that folder initially. Such as My Pictures etc. Is it easy to do? (Is it something that the program CAN do?)

If not, what would be a good free alternative program to use to do this?

Many thanks
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19 May 2014   #139
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ValiantSaint.

If you set Windows Backup to automatically run on a schedule, then it'll keep the selected folder(s) backed up.

You can also manually run the backup as needed or wanted as well.
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