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Windows 7: Windows System Restore Include External Drives?

22 Jan 2012   #1

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Windows System Restore Include External Drives?

If I restore 7 with an external attached, will it restore files that were changed on the drive?

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22 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

As far as I'm aware you would need to create two backups: one for the internal drive and one for the external drive.

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If I'm wrong I'm hoping someone with more knowledge will put me right.
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23 Jan 2012   #3


First of all system restore mostly restores registry and some system/program files, usually won't restore user files (at least it does say so during restore process, otherwise I would be really angry if it changed my let's say checkbook reconcilation back to the state from month ago). In case of multiple hard drives, it needs to be set up for each individual drive, but at that point I'm not quiet sure what actually gets backed up. To backup user files you probably need backup program.
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