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Windows 7: Backing up specific folders only

21 Feb 2010   #1
Myles Cooley

windows 7
 
 
Backing up specific folders only

I only want to back up certain folders. I went to the tutorial and printed "How to Backup User and System Files in Windows 7 & it advised to go to either Control Panel or Computer and then there would be options. These options don't exist on my system. If I go to Control Panel, I get a window to Backup and Restore My Files. There is no way to choose specific files. The default setting is "Backup Files in libraries and personal folders for specific users". Why don't I get these other screen options as the tutorial says? and how do I back up specific folders only?


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21 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Myles Cooley View Post
I only want to back up certain folders. I went to the tutorial and printed "How to Backup User and System Files in Windows 7 & it advised to go to either Control Panel or Computer and then there would be options. These options don't exist on my system. If I go to Control Panel, I get a window to Backup and Restore My Files. There is no way to choose specific files. The default setting is "Backup Files in libraries and personal folders for specific users". Why don't I get these other screen options as the tutorial says? and how do I back up specific folders only?

What version of win 7 do you have (ultimate, pro, home,etc)?
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21 Feb 2010   #3
Myles Cooley

windows 7
 
 
Backing Up Specific Folders only

Windows 7 Home
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21 Feb 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Myles Cooley View Post
Windows 7 Home
windows home premium wont have backup

read here http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Win...ckup,8261.html

Let us know if we can help

Ken
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21 Feb 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Windows Home Premium has backup, and it works nicely. The only thing it can't do is save to a network location. Other than that, it's the same as Professional.
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21 Feb 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome,

I checked on my computer HPremium. The only selection that I had in backup and restore, was which drive to back up on, and which users documents.
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