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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

02 Apr 2010   #1
Wasila

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Backup and Restore

Hey,

I backup all my stuff to an external hard drive, and it comes with its own backup software. It features incremental backup, however it does not detect name changes or deletions. What features does Windows 7 built-in backup actually include? Can it detect deletions/name changes (I'm not interested in disk imaging)?

Wasila


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02 Apr 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use something else like robocopy (command line tool) to mirror data between your source and your destination drive (external).

I just run a simple batch file with lines such as
robocopy C:\users\profile\mydocument E:\backups\mydocuments /MIR
robocopy C:\users\profile\music E:\backups\music /MIR

There are other GUI based tools available too, such as Karen's File Replicator and Microsoft Sync Toy...and these are all free.
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02 Apr 2010   #3
Wasila

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm slightly confused - so does Windows recognise name changes or deletions? I assume no then.
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