Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
Hello Baritompa, and welcome to Seven Forums.
By default, it will save as many images that will fit in the WindowsImageBackup folder for up to 30% of the HDD's size. To save more than that on the same HDD would just require renaming the WindowsImageBackup folder as outlined in the tutorial.
Hope this helps,
Hi Shawn, Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a 2TB USB 3.0 drive which I bought to be a backup drive. I have run windows backup twice (I think) to this W: drive. The first time requesting a systems image. I have also done "create a systems image" a few times. I have not used this drive for anything else (however I did put a deny "list folders/read" for the guest account on it). Attached are snapshots of what is on W:.
1. Do I still have 4 system images on this drive? If so how can I tell what dates and times for them? and if I rename WindowsImageBackup folder as described, will it keep them all saved?
2. Concerning the backup of my data. There seems to be one back up set folder which has two back up files folders. I thought
the second file folder was a differential one, but the earlier folder
has 10059 files 552GB, while the later has 10089 files 553GB. Could it be that because I changed permissions that they were saved twice?
3. Vaguely related to this concerns how file permissions get changed. I have a user account for using most of the time and an admin account for installation and backup tasks. Often when running with the admin acct, to open a file I get a pop up saying I do not have permission (even though the files and folder have full control for administrators), and the option given is to get perminent control. When I do this then my admin account is added to the permissions. Could this be what is causing them to be copied again by the backup?
Sorry to be so long winded. This forum is very helpful, although I really want to use the computer and not have to spend so much time trying to get Windows 7 to work for me. Thanks.