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Windows 7: Windows Backup

02 May 2011   #1
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows Backup

It seems to be scheduled for once a week by default.

I'd prefer to have email and photos backed up as they are added, is it possible for Win 7 backup to do this, or should I be using some form of third party backup software?

If so, can you recommend any free, easy to use backup apps?

Thanks


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02 May 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
You can use back up and restore to make manual backups, as needed
Backup User and System Files
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03 May 2011   #3
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
It seems to be scheduled for once a week by default.

I'd prefer to have email and photos backed up as they are added, is it possible for Win 7 backup to do this, or should I be using some form of third party backup software?

If so, can you recommend any free, easy to use backup apps?

Thanks
For automatic backup in realtime, you can take a look at Genie TimeLine

Genie Timeline Free - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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04 May 2011   #4
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the link, I'll give it a go.

...and yes I want it to be automatic.
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04 May 2011   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I recommend Acronis backup software, It has lots of options and can also create images of your boot drive if you wish. Scheduling backups is pretty simple, where you can pick and choose what to backup, when and where.
I use Acronis to make an image of my boot system at least once a week.

Rich
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04 May 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

For imaging, I suggest you do this manually ~ 1-2weeks try:
- Windows inbuilt imaging
- Macrium Reflect (free)

For file/folder backup
- Inbuilt windows scheduled backup (untick automatic image creation) and select relevant folders.
or maybe better for your purpose
-MS SyncToy (free)
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