Making copies of data on Windows 7 so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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Zip settings. How to concatenate results from multiple zip files?

So I was one of those fools that didn't realize that Windows 8.1 has removed the windows 7 recovery option for restoring old backups. Now I have a backup set (A folder containing ~1500 zip files) ...
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How to determine which System Image goes with which system?

I created system images using Windows Backup and Restore for multiple computers using Windows 7. The System Image folders were named according to the System Name available within Windows. Since the ...
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Windows 7 cannot create system image after sysprep

I have 2 PCs of the same make and model from Acer. I lost the admin password on PC-01 and I cannot do a factory restore via F8 (no alt-F10, no password reset disk), so I am thinking to do a sysprep ...
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How can I find which 'file or directory is corrupted and unreadable' to Windows Backup?

Event log says just The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. (0x80070570) 70050780E30500003F0900005B090000420ED1665C2BEE174B64529CB14610EA71000000
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Recover files dragged to windows backup

I have a hard drive where I store my windows backups as well as a few other folders. I was in this folder when I was bumped and it made me drop an entire folder on the windows backup folder and said ...
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Outlook 2010 Event Creation Date

I am using Outlook 2010 and want to know how to view the creation date of an Outlook event entered at the top of a specific date in the calendar. I see the last modified date in the lower right-hand ...
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How do I compare two folders recursively and generate a list of files and folders that are different?

tl;dr and an example I'm looking for a way to compare two folders recursively and output the relative paths all files (and folders) that are different (by size or by timestamp, à la rsync). For ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Windows 7 backup error 0x81000037

I had trouble backing up while repeatedly getting the error code 0x81000037. The microsoft kb acticles didn't help (nor applied to my situation). After excluding some folders for backup I got rid of ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Overheats and Shuts Down from Past few Days

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 with a 2.5Ghz i5-2450M processor, 4GB RAM and 1GB nVidia Graphics card running Windows 7 Home Premium, that's about 2 years old now. When I previously used to play games ...
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Windows Back Up

I have an external hard drive that I've used to create a manual back up by periodically copying data to it. Is it possible to set up the windows 7 back up tool to continue using this back up? Could I ...
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How to get back or restore deleted data from recycle bin? [duplicate]

Basically I have deleted all the data which had tons of documents and now I want to get those data back. I use Windows 7 ultimate (fake version) - used backup, restore data files through control panel ...
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Cannot Create Restore Point--says “Insufficient Space”?

For years (really), I've been getting this attached screenshot) message when I try to create a restore point (Windows 7). I have PLENTY of space. Because of this error, I haven't been able to make a ...
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Recover only one partition from system image

Unfortunately, I need to format my HDD and restore it later to exactly the same state it was before. My system ist like this: Windows 7 1 SSD as the Windows System drive 1 HDD as Data storage Now I ...
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Consistency during Windows 7 system image creation

On Windows 7 I am creating a system image of the system drive (C: in my case) onto an external USB harddisk. The process is taking long (has been running for an hour now). My question: I am taking ...
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Windows Backup is stuck after upgrading to Windows 8.1

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, the (Windows 7 backup) which was a part of Windows 8 is no longer available in 8.1, but for some reason (I guess because the back progress was running ...
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How can I pin Backup and Restore to the start menu?

I want to pin Backup and Restore to the start menu since I use it so much, but it appears to be impossible.
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Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit running Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity)

I'm really enjoying Cobian 11, but am fairly new to it. My question is this. I back up a pretty large folder on a regular basis. I started off by doing a Full backup, and have followed that monthly ...
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Restore files from Windows Vista/7 backup to Windows 8.1?

We have a backup of a Vista system made via the Windows Backup utility that we'd like to restore files from to a Windows 8.1 system, however it appears that 8.1 has completely removed the Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 “Windows 7 File Recovery” mechanism replacement

Yes, Windows 8.1 completely removes the "Windows 7 File Recovery" from the control panel. (Along with the insistence that you link a Microsoft Account during installation to, necessarily, use their ...
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Error 0x8100001A when trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore

When trying to restore files using Windows 7 Backup & Restore, I get this error: It doesn't appear to matter what backup date I try to restore from. I always get this message. Quick research ...
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Why is a member of “Backup Operators” group denied from running backup?

On my Windows 7, I created a user, BackupUser5, and added him to the "Backup Operators" group. By design: Members of this group can back up and restore files on a computer, regardless of any ...
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Copy whole OS (Linux/Windows) to a new HDD

I want to backup my OS (windows 7 & linux) in case of HDD failure. Do I have to image whole partitions (e.g. using dd) or just copy files? I've read that rsync -a / /mnt/backup can do the job. Can ...
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How can I create a backup of my computer like amazon's AMI

Hello I use a windows 7 desktop, and in the last 4 weeks I have had 12 developers join my team, and it has been a hard time to get their boxes up and running. I was researching an option where I could ...
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Laptop hard drive replacement: losing Windows recovery?

I might soon have to change my hard drive for a new one as it is starting to show signs of ceasing to work properly. I am running Windows 7 and have a recovery partition on the current hard drive from ...
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Why this strange Windows 7 backup failure?

I don't understand why I'm getting this when trying to run the Windows backup tool. An internal error has occured The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057) Can you tell me what I should do about ...
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Restore Windows 7 Image to different hard disk

I have an issue which has been driving me mad. I am trying to restore an image of a Windows 7 partition made with Windows Backup to a different hard disk drive (the original drive is failing) but in ...
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Windows 8 - Win7 Backup Failing

I have a Windows 8 PC with two network cards installed. One is my normal card connected to a router, the other while also connected to the same router is meant exclusively for use by Hyper-V / ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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How repair windows user profile after interrupted backup

I interrupted windows 7 backup, so after reboot, windows load in temp profile, in list of user's profiles, it marks like a archiving profile. Deleting profile status in reestr don't work. How to ...
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Incremental Backup

The data I have on my system typically changes a lot in a month. Because of this, I feel the need to back-up all my files on a monthly basis. Since backing up all the data from scratch takes ...
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Windows 7 64 bit errors

I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box so forgive me if this is posted wrong. Every couple of months I run the "chkdisk" function of Windows 7 and just discovered errors that when corrected crash my ...
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Restoring Windows 7 from a system image

I am asking now so when the time comes, I can restore from the image on my NAS drive drive. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and used the anytime upgrade to upgrade to Windows Professional, for the ...
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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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How to Backup and Restore System Drive in Windows7 Home Premium 64 bit

I am using Windows 7 home premium - 64 bit on Samsung laptop. I want to know that if there is any method or software available to backup the entire OS drive with all system settings and additional ...
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Windows 7 Backup System Restore problems

My mom's computer is acting up and it seems to tie back to VSS but i can't figure out what the problem is. It's a Dell running windows 7 Home Premium SP 1. The first symptom I noticed is that Windows ...
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How to explore or browse Files backed up using Windows Backup?

I had backed up files on my Desktop having Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows Backup. I urgently need a specific file which I had kept in My Documents, and which was being backed-up. Right now I do not ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup on XP

I recently had a Windows 7 machine die on me, but fortunately I've been using Microsoft's included backup utility to back up all my important files onto an external hard drive. I'm now on my backup ...
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Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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Windows 7 64bit, system backup hangs at 57%

Windows 7 64bit, system backup hangs at 57% This is a newly built machine from scratch Fresh install of all programs I have the auto backup set to a secondary internal drive. But when ever it fires ...
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Need to access files from xp hard drive via usb dock on new Windows 7 desktop

I have low to medium tech skills;however, I can follow directions flawless and am easily teachable. Had a Dell xp e510 motherboard that went bad. Bought a new destop with internal drive and hooked the ...
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Failed to back up: The specified object was not found. (0x80042308)

I've been unable to backup my hard drive and I've been trying trying recommendations off of Google for quite a while, to no avail. When I try to backup files, I get the following error message: ...
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Increase automatic System Restore points to more than just once a week?

I've been using Windows XP for a while now, but just recently upgraded to Windows 7. I'm used to Windows XP automatically creating a new System Restore point once a day. I notice that Windows 7 ...
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Getting an error while creating a restore point

I get this error when I try to create a restore point, what should I do to solve the issue?
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Restore Win7 from system backup into virtual machine on Win8

I have a backup ('Windows Image Backup') of a Windows 7 system, and I'd like to be able to run this system in a virtual machine on Windows 8. Obviously I've got the default VM runner, Hyper-V, but ...
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Upgrade to Win8 left my Win7 files untouched, How to replace/delete?

According to this link, which I posted, my Windows 8 didn't overwrite my windows 7 partition. So now, my recovery partition of 26gb is useless. Is there any chance I Could remove that partition and ...
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Necessary Step before updating to Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup Windows 7 and revert upgrade to Windows 8 Currently I am having Windows 7 Home Premium Edition in my laptop, I want to update my operating system to new ...
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Looking for a program to backup data (synchronization) [closed]

I have Windows 7, I need a program to backup data from two partitions. I have a portable drive that I would like to make a copy of selected folders. Every month, update the backup (one-sided ...
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creating/attaching vhd fails - “virtual disk provider not found”

I'm trying to setup a backup environment that I can use to test restoring an encrypted system. To that end, I'm using a secondary 30 GB partition on a Latitude d630 to run a "bare-bones" unencrypted ...