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

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Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS?

Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS ? I'm not talking about a sync or filecopy tool like robocopy, but an incremental backup tool like cobian backup (which cannot ...
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wbadmin systemstate parameter

I run a powershell-based backup script using wbadmin on different systems (i.e. Windows 7 Professional / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012R2). In this script, i utilize the -systemstate ...
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Batch Script for backup

I need a batch script that will zip up all files in a particular directory and save it to another directory in a YYYY/MM/DD-HH/MM/SS format. I've seen things similar but not sure about this. Thanks! ...
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What does “parse junctions” mean when copying all files to another drive?

The free program Shadow Copy is supposed to copy all files from one drive to another, including system and hidden files, so the destination will also be bootable if the source was. There is an option ...
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Windows Backup Error

Okay so I set up Windows 7 File Recovery and I keep getting the same result after backing up my computer I click on the "View skipped files" and it is always the same two files. I keep getting ...
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Exclude hidden system drives from Windows 8 file history backup?

I'm using Windows 8 file history and noticed that on my laptop, it's copying an extra drive's contents onto the backup share (the $OF drive). My laptop has a 8gb SSD, so I'm assuming it's this data, ...
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Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars?

Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars ? I'm doing NTFS to NTFS backup using Cobain, from external drive to external drive, and it's simply NOT backing up those files that have ...
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wbadmin backup fails to create a volume shadow copy

I am running Windows 10 Home edition and I am trying to do a backup of my c:\ to an external drive with wbadmin. When I run it, it says The backup of volume (C:) completed successfully. But then I get ...
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How do I log file writes to a directory on Windows Server 2003?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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Server 2008 R2 Backup - 0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available

This is a really odd one. All of a sudden incremental back-ups using Windows Server Backup are blowing out with '0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available.' If I change it to full ...
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View Windows 8 File History deltas

Summary: the regular Windows File History viewer shows the user what files will be restored at a given date. Instead, I would like to see what's changed between any 2 restore dates. Preferably ...
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What can be done to reduce Windows 7 system size on an already-installed system?

Typical size of an Ubuntu system: ~4 GB, including filesystem inefficiencies. You can usually fit an archived backup onto a DVD without even compressing it. Typical size of a Windows 7 system: more ...
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Is it necessary to do a block copy when replacing Windows OS?

So, here is what I did: I made an image of my 400GB OS partition with the following command: wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: I tried to split the partition into C: (100GB)and ...
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“sdclt.exe /config” fails with unspecified error

When using the "Backup and Restore" page from the control panel, I can see no backup has been set up, so I click "Set up backup": this results in the error (given here in text form for search ...
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Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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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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Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
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How to restore most recent versions of all backed up files?

I have a thumb drive with a Windows backup archive and I want to restore this backup to a new machine. It seems that I have to select a backup date in order to restore files, but it only shows files ...
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Is it possible to identify what machine made a Windows Backup?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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Migrating from ExFAT to NTFS with Windows 7 running in Parallels upon a Mac OSX Yosimite 10.10.3

If I use Windows 7 backup and restore util to backup an ExFAT external HDD. Then reformat the drive to NTFS , will I be able to restore the backed up files to the NTFS drive?
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How do I format my HDD to Advanced Format/512E to use 512K blocks with Windows Backup?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error: The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup ...
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Upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro, Cannot Dismiss Backup Notification

I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store. To my dismay, the Windows 7 File Recovery tool has been removed. OK, whatever, I can find something else to fulfill my needs. However, ...
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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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Windows Backup failing due to false folder reference

I have setup Windows Backup on Windows 7 64 bit. The backup copies files from the C drive (and the system image) to a network location. There are NO references to other drives when I go through the ...
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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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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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Can I restore a Windows 7 backup made in 32 bit after installing Windows 7 64 bit

I'm a Mac user helping out a friend, so I don't know much about Windows. They have a Windows Home Server that their PC backs up to. The docs for Windows 7 64 bit say that it needs to be a clean ...
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Windows Backup — A very strange gobbling of disk space

I just tried out Windows Backup (7/64bit) and it behaved VERY strangely. I was backing up to a large array. The actual backup data was about 90gb total. When the backup completed the box said there ...
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Backup windows 8.1 and restore in windows 10

I shall be doing a clean install of window 8.1 on my laptop and then upgrading it to latest Windows 10. I want to take backup of all my win 8.1 data and then restore it into windows 10. Is there any ...
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Windows 10 Image Backup

I have a PC that has a 500 GB internal SSD system letter C Drive, an old internal 120 GB SDD letter P drive, a 1-TB internal letter D drive and an external 1 TB letter G drive. I'd like to backup just ...
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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GB, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about ...
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Retrieving (picture) images from Windows NT backup program

I have picture images on CDs that were backed up using a Windows NT backup program. These CDs are several years old. How do I retrieve these images using a Windows 7 computer?
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In creating System Image in Windows 10, do I need to have a separate blank partition in my external drive?

In creating System Image in Windows 10, do I need to create a separate blank partition in my external drive? Or it could just be anywhere in the drive along with some other files? Also, I had already ...
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How can I avoid a “cannot find file” error in Windows Backup?

I use Windows Backup regularly on my laptop to backup specific files. I recently started getting an error following each backup. Event Viewer says: Some files were not backed up. The details are ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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Is there differential backup option in Windows Server 2012?

When I go to the backup options I see only incremental but not differential. The Differential backup option was there in Windows Server 2003. What about server 2012 ?
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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lost windows 8.1 backup

so I had windows backup on D: drive, but I deleted it(because I was trying to move windows) and now I cannon't seem to find a way to get it back in form it was(it was only backup of windows and not ...
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High CPU in Windows 8.1 but can't access Windows backup as per previous answers

Since unfortunately needing to purchase a laptop while WIndows 8.1 is the norm, I've been plagued with problems of high CPU. After a month of use, I inadvertently logged into the Windows Store and ...
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Backing up encrypted bitlocker drive

Is it possible to backup bitlocker drives without decrypting them? (just to have backup that is already encrypted?) would it be possible to just dd (linux command) whole drive/parition into an image ...
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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...
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How to restore selected files from a Windows 7 backup on a Windows 8.1 machine

Moving from a Windows 7 computer to a Windows 8.1 computer, I'm stumped at how to read the Win7 backup off the USB drive so I can pick specific files to restore on the new Windows 8.1 machine. I did ...
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Copied backup to C drive after updating Windows, but I cannot find or access my files

I just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. Before doing so I made a backup of all my files and moved them to an external drive. After I installed Windows 8.1, I copied all my files back to a ...
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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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vista complete PC restore complains my new drive is too small, but the destination is bigger than the source partition

Tryng to do a Vista complete PC restore from an image made of a 450GB system partition C:. This C: partition is inside a 2TB HDD with the following partition setup [Hidden DELL 78MB ...
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Unable to delete Windows System Image

I'm on Windows 8 Pro (64bit) and I'm trying to configure an Image Backup using the strangely named "Windows 7 File Recovery" tool. To start with, I want to delete any existing system images from my ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore is not seeing all partitions of my hard drive

I want to use Windows 7's Backup and Restore functionality to create a backup system image which backs up ALL partitions on my computer. Currently I have 4 partitions on my system (with their ...