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Windows 7: Backup

15 Jun 2011   #31
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

Okay, we're making progress. Here is the folder All files and folders that I want to automatically save daily to external hard drive. So what happens now I've "found" it?




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15 Jun 2011   #32
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes but..
Do you want everything on your desktop selected?
and
Give us a screeshot above the one you posted. That is from C:\ down.
If you have all that stuff ticked then you have a problem.
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15 Jun 2011   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Okay, we're making progress. Here is the folder All files and folders that I want to automatically save daily to external hard drive. So what happens now I've "found" it?
This window is where you check (select) specific folders that you want the contents (files) of to be backed up when you do a backup, or allow a scheduled backup.

That's all this is for.
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15 Jun 2011   #34
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

Here is where we are. Folder titled All Files and Folders is no. 3, the one we want to save on the external drive.


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15 Jun 2011   #35
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

I just clicked the two folders I want daily saving on the external drive. You can see it here. Is this correct? Is this it? Then I press the Next button to Save Settings and Exit.

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15 Jun 2011   #36
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukthesis View Post
Is this correct? Is this it? Then I press the Next button to Save Settings and Exit.
Well as it stands now. Strictly speaking I suppose so.
I'd have this material in libraries under Documents and Pictures. Then the issue wouldn't have arisen in the first place.
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15 Jun 2011   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ukthesis,

Yep, pretty much. After clicking on Next, you would be at step 11 in the tutorial below to finish up and create a backup when you like with these new settings.

Backup User and System Files

Congratulations mate. We knew that you would get it all setup.
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16 Jun 2011   #38
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

Hopefully got there. But if you see what it saved, there are several other folders up there aside from the two I ticked. Presumably it will also save those to the external drive. Why? Are they perhaps essential to the running of the system? I didn't select them, so this is odd. Can (and should) remove them? I have no idea what they contain and I don't use them. And if I didn't select them, why are they there?


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16 Jun 2011   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Looking at your screenshot below from above, it looks like you did have them selected.

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16 Jun 2011   #40
ukthesis

64 bit
 
 

I've just unticked the top three though. All I want to save are the two folders below them. I assume that unticking the top three won't matter?

One other thing. This is something that happens with my Intenso external hard drive anyhow. If you want to replace an old folder saved on it with an updated file (same file name) saved on the desktop, you FIRST have to delete the old version of the folder from there (the Intenso external drive). Then you copy and past into it the update taken from the desktop. If you leave the old version on Intenso, you can't replace it with an updated version from desktop. (You might think you have, but when you check, the old version is still there on Intenso.) Not sure if this is going to be a problem with this automatic update and backup facility we're talking of.
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