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Windows 7: Backup Program for Win7 - Looking for a Good Solid One?

30 Mar 2017   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gumboman View Post
Thanks for the Info, does it allow you to restore individual folders and/or files - and not just the whole system?
Even with the free version of Macrium you can copy out files and folders.
- mount the image by double clicking on it
- go to the file/folder and then drag & drop copy ( I would recommend to a temporary area initially). Don't fiddle with the mounted image beyond looking or copying.
- Right click the mounted volume and unmount


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30 Mar 2017   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Example: Backup Drive R:, while excluding the giant WindowsImageBackup folder. I used Paragon 14 free version.

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Click APPLY at top left of Paragon main window

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Job done

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31 Mar 2017   #13
gumboman

Windows 7 Home Premuim
 
 

I'm trying to backup all my Folders on one drive to another drive, except for one folder I want to exclude from the backup. I was doing this with Acronis TrueImage Backup for a long time, but start having problems with TrueImage updates and decided to try another backup software.
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01 Apr 2017   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 



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01 Apr 2017   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you are backing up only data (not the OS and programs), FreeFileSync has a provision for you to exclude (filter) specific files and folders.
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04 Apr 2017   #16
Drumming Pete

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I use Macrium Reflect, as a lot of others on the Forum do. I use it for doing a weekly back up image of my Windows 7 hard drive to an external USB hard drive.
That friggin program can't create a rescue-usb without needing to download all kinds of things. Even if you have a boot.wim and drivers.

Aomei backupper will use your systems .wim to create a winpe rescue usb no problem. I also used to create images of my ssd disk. But can't tell if will actually restore correctly.

Why must software be such a friggin pain.
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04 Apr 2017   #17
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Pete, yes you do need to download one large MS file, but that is necessary to be able to boot a hard drive in the event of a catastrophe. It's really a very straight forward operation & when completed & tested it does at least work, which is essential in a recovery.

Getting a reliable back up & recovery system might be a small pain, but it is much less a pain than a full reinstall of Windows & then finding & downloading all needed other software, as well a very likely risk of losing all you own data files.
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