backup "let me choose"

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  1. Posts : 180
    XP windows Professional
       #1

    backup "let me choose"


    if i'm doing a backup and i do a "let me choose" option, does that backup all files and programs on D:drive as well as the c:drive local disc? thank you
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  2. Posts : 71,292
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hello Soulfood,

    When you select "Let me choose" in Windows Backup, you'll get to select what folders you want to be included in the backup.

    If you like, step 8 and 9 in the tutorial below can show you more on this. :)

    Backup User and System Files
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  3. Posts : 180
    XP windows Professional
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm confused are programs made of folders and files ? i.e are iTunes, paint.Net, Office 2010, etc folders and files?
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  4. Posts : 71,292
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Nope. Windows Backup doesn't back up installed programs. You're basically just selecting to back up the contents of selected folders.
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  5. Posts : 180
    XP windows Professional
    Thread Starter
       #5

    i.e iTunes is an installed program, (that i really like) so if my system crashes does that mean i can only backup those folders, (artists, albums, songs, etc) but not iTunes the program itself ?
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  6. Posts : 71,292
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    It sounds like you are wanting to create a system image instead. This will include everything. :)

    Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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  7. Posts : 180
    XP windows Professional
    Thread Starter
       #7

    when you say everything, you of course mean both c:drive and d:drives and any other internal drives. and partitions. and also when i'm doing the "let me choose" page i can include all c:drive folders. right ? thanks
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  8. Posts : 71,292
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    Correct. By default all systems drives are included in the system image, but you can also select any other drives to be included as well.
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  9. Posts : 2,573
    Win7 Ultimate X64
       #9

    Just to clarify on a typical system c drive will be included by default and cannot be excluded (as it is the system drive with windows on it) and all other drives (eg your d drive) can be manually added to the system image if you wish but this will probably make a quite large system image, if your d drive only holds user files and folders and not any installed programs then you can backup it up manually by simply dragging and dropping etc
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  10. Posts : 180
    XP windows Professional
    Thread Starter
       #10

    sorry to not get back to you after a awhile, responding to what brink said, that windows backup doesn't backup installed programs, only folders. basically i want to know why i can't backup programs (3D games"skyrim", pictures programs"XnView", music programs "iTunes", video etc.) and how can i back them up? thanks
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