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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Does Windows 7 Backup save hidden files?

I have a lot of hidden directories in my Windows home and documents directories. I want them to be backed up and I am using the Windows 7 built-in backup mechanism. Will Windows Backup (the built-in ...
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Windows 7 Re-imaging

I created a system image via the built-in tools for Windows 7 and stored that image on an external drive. In trying to use the System Repair disc I also created from 7 (albeit at a different time) to ...
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How to transfer data to my SSD from my old HDD?

I have a thinkpad and the OS is preinstalled in it and a hiden disk of factory backup for restore. Now I want to replace the old hdd with sdd for the faster speed. Is there a way to move the factory ...
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Error 0x810000E3 - Full Backup recovery Windows 7

I performed a Full Back-up of my Windows 7 machine to an HFS harddrive, and could not recover from the harddrive after a format and reinstall because the system would not recognize the drive. The ...
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Partition 2Tbit external hard drive - Part to Clone or Part to backup files

I have a hard drive in my laptop that is about to fail and I want to clone it to an external hard drive which is a lot larger than the laptop. I hope this to be a onetime thing, but just in case I ...
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HP Recovery Manager failed creating a backup disc

I had to restore my computer (running Windows 7) back to its factory default, so I ran the HP recovery manager disc and chose to reformat my computer. Before doing this I was given an option to backup ...
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Move folder to another computer including its windows 7 backup

I have an old Windows 7 desktop that serves as a file server to a couple of users. The files are mainly documents. We use offline files so users can access the documents on the road. One bonus of ...
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Can I back up Windows 7's backup settings?

I use Windows 7 backup and am about to reformat my PC. After I run Windows 7 backup which backs up my files to another hard drive, I am going to reformat the main drive and reinstall Windows 7. I ...
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Windows 7 System Image creation to DVD-R's just turns my discs into Christmas decorations - should it work?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 System Image to DVD-R and very few minutes (about 7) it keeps getting me to insert another new disc, but even though there's no error given I think it's not actually ...
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PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) - how to image/backup the boot partition?

On Windows 7, I would like to backup the system partition. The whole disk, including the partition, has just been encrypted with PGP 10.1.2 SP3 (I'm obliged to use precisely this software for ...
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Why can I only create one factory backup from my Lenovo ThinkPad?

Yesterday I mistakenly made a factory backup on my external hard drive from my Lenovo ThinkPad T-420. It wasted my whole empty space on that hard drive. Now I want to make another Lenovo factory ...
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Windows 7 backup shows two system drives

I am trying to create a system image of my OS drive but Windows it trying to make me backup my storage drive as well showing it as a system drive: I only want to back up my Windows drive (C:) but ...
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How can I get Windows 7 backup to accept a greater-than-2tb external drive?

I've got a 1tb drive in my machine that holds everything - yes, my data needs are modest - and a 2.5tb external USB drive that I'd like to use for backup. My big problem is that Windows won't ...
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Not enough space for Windows 7 System Backup

My primary hard disk only has 617GB used. It is a 1.21TB hard drive. I am backing up to a newly formatted 931GB drive. I'm only doing System Backup and not any separate files. Why is Windows 7 ...
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Cloning C drive(windows 7) to another drive and boot from both?

I am trying to figure out a feasible way to clone my entire C drive to another drive and make both bootable. I have a 160GB HDD, on which I have created a 20GB primary partition and have installed ...
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Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
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Windows 7 backup keeps filling hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Backup Disk Full Using Windows 7 built in backup, it keeps filling up my 2TB hard drive and then failing once there is not enough space. I see that I can ...
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Where did my backup files go? Can they be recovered?

I just purchased a Western Digital Essential SE 1TB external hard drive from Best Buy at their recommendation. I then exchanged it for a Toshiba Canvio (I think that was the name). I have a Toshiba ...
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What NAS product / software allows me to securely map a drive letter to Windows 7 over the internet?

I want to put a NAS drive at a relative's house to serve as my offsite backup. Can you suggest a solution: Not too expensive Minimum 1TB of storage NAS must be stand-alone: no help from router ...
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Where is the difference between a networked hard disk and a router with USB sharing?

It seems that most routers (2011) actually offer USB support and sharing media. However I've heard lots of horrors concerning firmware and all. I am looking for a networked hard disk of 2TB size, so I ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...
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What is the best tool for creating an image of my OS HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take an image of an hard drive partition I have finally installed all the tools that I need on my new system. Currently I use Windows 7 Pro 64bit, and installing ...
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Can't figure out how to use Windows Backup

I'm seriously confused. I tell Windows 7 to back up some files on my D:\ drive along with my documents from C:\ onto my Q:\ drive, and here's what I see, with some questions: Every time I change a ...
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Windows 7 backup produces 0x80070002

I have a problem with my Windows 7 backup. It shows me the following error: Check your backup The system cannot find the file specified Backup time: 8/7/2011 15:53 Backup location: ...
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Missing backup and restore option in Windows 7

I don't know exactly what happen, but I'm thinking it has something to do with Windows 7 upgrade: 2 weeks ago I upgraded to SP1 and pretty sure this is when it happens to "broke" my backup and restore ...
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Windows 7 Backup & Restore - Are files deleted from the source also removed from the archive?

I use windows 7 backup tool for backing up my files. Now I want know what happens if I delete a file in its original place? will it stay in backup? (not full backup, updated backup). There in windows ...
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Is there an online storage service that works with Windows 7 Backup and Restore? [closed]

I love Windows 7 Backup and Restore.. However, I kind of find it inconvenient to use external hard drive, plug it in, take it out, put it away safely etc.. Is there an online storage service to ...
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Does Windows 7 backup work on files that are open or in use

Does the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility backup files that are in use while the backup is running? For example, I want to back up a user's Outlook .pst file. Since, like most users, he is in his ...
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Windows 7 and partial backups with Windows Backup

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise: systeminfo OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 and trying to do a backup from the command line: ...
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Windows Backup fails to create Shadow Copy

Windows Backup is failing with: A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. Details: The writer experienced a ...
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Wondering about the Windows 7 serial number my laptop has, and its uses

So that's the serial number of my pre-installed windows copy, I take it. But am I allowed to use it again when, say, I don't know, my system gets crippled by a sneaky virus? If I format my computer ...
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Windows 7's backup and restore shows an empty window

I've got another strange problem with Windows 7: When I open the "Backup and restore" in the control panel, I just get an empty window without any content. I can't use the backup and restore ...
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Unable to create a Windows 7 system image of a failing hard drive

The hard disk of my one year old T400 Thinkpad has started failing periodic hardware tests. I get a "Targeted Read Test Failed" error. The "SMART short self test" times out. I am now trying to ...
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How to do a Windows 7 Image restore to an external drive?

I have a system that I have done a Windows 7 Image restore on. I would like to migrate that image to a different hard drive. Is there a way to restore the image to an externally connected hard ...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...