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Questions tagged [windows-backup]

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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How does Windows 10 File History determine file-changes?

Does Windows 10 File History use hashes of the content of files to determine changes or just the modification date of the file or log all modifications somewhere or something else? edit: And will ...
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Comparison Tool for Windows 10 File History? [closed]

Is there a tool for Windows 10 to compare a folder at a point in time in File History to the current folder? I had something strange happen where a file I was working on seemed to revert back to a ...
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What's the best way to back up your system? [closed]

I was wondering how I should be backing up my system (full backup), should something ever go wrong. Is it possible to do a full backup through Windows, or should I use something like Macrium reflect.
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Can someone please explain backups to me? [closed]

This subject is so confusing to me, I know it shouldn't be, but here we are. First off, what types of backups are there? I hear different terms being used. Full backup, system image. Is there a ...
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Optimal way to back-up preinstalled Windows to restore the factory-state later

See also my related question. Background: I have a refurbished (newly bought) laptop with Windows 10 on it. I would like to wipe it but be able to restore original factory state later. Partitioning ...
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Windows 10 Backup and Restore Problems

My quick question is if I create a Windows system image on a Dynamic Disk (Microsoft recommends against it, but it's my only option right now) and then move the backup files to a network share, will I ...
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Windows VSS writer error 0x800423F2

How to resolve the VSS error permanently on dell system with windows 10 pro 64 bit and 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD, I am using Acronics backup software with full machine backup, 2 or 3 days once VSS error ...
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Windows Server Backup to network share: Windows Backup encountered an error when accessing the remote shared folder

I have configured a Windows Server Backup job whichs backs up the complete system to a network share. This works fine the first time, but the second time - when there are already some files there from ...
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Windows 8/10 file backup to QNAP NAS with file history & enrypted remote backup

I have a QNAP TS-251+ NAS (connected via VPN + SMB if it matters) and would like to backup files from two machines to it (running Windows 8.1 and Windows 10), mostly user profile data (My Documents, ...
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Can i copy data from other system partition?

Since i have dual boot and i lost my access to windows, i need to make backup for some files i was working on. I remember on windows(to ubuntu) it didnt allow me to do it , only formatting partition. ...
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Windows Server Backup

I am under the impression that the automatic space managment for scheduled backups in Windows Server Backup (2012R2) does not delete backup sets created with "backup once". Is this impression correct?...
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Universal Windows 10 image [closed]

how to create universal windows image with necessary programs and drivers?
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Creating .vhdx file in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to create a backup of a Windows Server 2008 machine. I know that support for vhdx came in Windows Server 2012 and later, and also that Windows Server 2008 and prior cannot recover from a ....
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Creating a system image on Windows 10 fails

I want to make a image of my Windows 10 partition with all apps and settings, but I'm unable to do so. I get this error when I click Start the backup button Before that error, I'm presented with ...
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SSD not showing in macrium rescue restore proccess

I made an image of my 256gb windows 10 drive using macrium reflect 7 free edition and stored it on my external HDD . I also made a resuce bootable usb and tried to restore the backed up image , ...
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How to create recovery media for Windows 10 (Legacy)?

I've created a backup system image of a Sata SSD using Windows, that has been through a few upgrades. Taking another backup of that drive is now impossible, but I have a recent system image taken with ...
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Restore Windows folder backup on another server

I have a task to copy one folder with ~ 1 million files from one server to another daily. Well I am stuck with playing robocopy and tar utility. It takes days to do it which is not acceptable in my ...
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Can you set a file type or folder name to exclude being backed up in Windows 10?

I'm basically looking to save space and time by ignoring folders like .vs or .git automatically, rather than having to add them manually as excluded folders. Is there the possibility of adding a ...
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How to schedule Server Backup/Recovery process

I have two Windows servers located in different geographic location. One server is used as file server (i.e. shared location and have a directory tree with around 60 Gb of files). I need to have the ...
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How to remove previous versions data from Windows Backup?

So I checked my backup settings (shadow copy / previous versions). By going to “backup settings / more options.” I see some folders there to be included in this. I decided I don't want a folder d:\...
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How to backup Windows folder only?

I am low in HDD space and I use my C: drive for my other files too. On the other hand, I want to be able to periodically backup windows folder (preferably using a differential/incremental backup ...
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Win7 restore from very old file backup

I've got a Win7 computer with gigabytes of file backups over 6 years on a file server. But when I start "Backup and Restore", "Select another date" "Show All", it only lists the 20 weeks or so. Is ...
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Restoring Windows 7 Backup to Windows 10 machine - Backup not showing up in dialog

I am given to understand that restoring backed-up files from a Windows 7 computer to your Windows 10 install is viable. I have a single backup on the external drive, storing my document folders as ...
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WIndows-10 System Image Restoring Failed (cancelled then unrecognized)

I have Windows10 backup set to do weekly full images (not files) of the C: drive. From the backup & restore center, everything looks fine. The images are held on an auxiliary hard drive ...
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How to back up to a VeraCrypt container using Windows 10 built-in tools?

Background: I am running Windows 10 Pro 1709. My C: drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I have an ASUS RT-AC55U with an 8TB HDD attached to its USB 3.0 port. My goal is to use part of that HDD as an ...
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Accidentally deleted a section on One-note, how can I get it back?

So I did this assignment on one-note three weeks ago and accidentally erased it today. I looked through backed up files but it was not there. What do I do?
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Is it bad of my SSD to back it up everyday?

I am making a full Image Backup everyday of my SDD which contains my OS and everything else. Will it damage my SSD if I do this backup everyday or perhaps make it slower over time? The backup is saved ...
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Can OneDrive be used as a continuous backup of the entire user directory?

Last year, I nearly lost my computer. So I do have a physical back up, but I also have a lot of free space on onedrive. I was wondering if it is possible to automatically back up your entire personal ...
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How do you rar a windows 10 image backup when permission is denied and changing those permissions fails to enumerate?

After creating a Windows disk image, I can't rar the folder with the image because access is denied. If I try to apply "Full permission to all files by clicking Replace all child object permission ...
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Partitions at the beginning and end of drive and migration to smaller SSD

I need to migrate one 256GB HDD to 240GB SSD, but EFI partition is at the very end of my HDD. I already did backup: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=backup.img but I can't put this image to my SSD drive, ...
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Create a Virtual Machine as a backup

I am a Software Developer. I have a Windows tablet, which has a lot of stuff configured for my learning e.g. .NET, IIS, Java, GlassFish etc. I have backed up all of my data, however it would be a ...
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Restore From File History after Windows 10 Format/Reinstall

I have been using Windows 10's File History to backup my files to a NAS I have at my house. Yesterday I formatted and reinstalled Windows to get a fresh start on the machine. I was hoping to just be ...
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I changed permissions on a drive and now Windows Backup says “Access is denied.” How do I give it read access?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. I recently changed the permissions using the "Security" tab of the Properties window for a drive on my PC so only my user account has any kind of access. I had previously set ...
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Windows Server 2008 cloud backup solution

I am looking for a cloud backup solution on Windows Server 2008. It is a Web server with nearly 250 Gb of data. I've been using Azure cloud backup, but a problem has appeared recently that when it ...
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Will Windows Backup or any other backup software look for previously backed up files?

I have an external hard drive, and I want to back up my computer to this drive. As I'm doing it for the first time, the following question have cropped up in my mind: Consider the situation that I ...
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Difference between using Windows Backup and copying each file separately

I have an external hard drive, and I want to back up my computer to this drive. As I'm doing it for the first time, the following questions have cropped up in my mind: What is the difference between ...
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What are the requirements for valid back-up drive? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a back-up of my Windows machine to an external usb-connected SSD. However, when I click "Add a drive" in "Backup Settings" I'm informed that "No usable drives found". Additionally, ...
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How can I preserve the WSL linux environment while doing a Windows 10 system “reset?”

This post mentions simply restoring the WSL directory partially restored WSL, but with some functionality issues. This post gives generic information for how to back up and recover a linux ...
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How to restore WIM Baremetal to VMWare

I have a WindowsmBaremetalImage of my Windows2012R2 which I took from windows Server Backup. I would really like to restore that as a VM. When I try to do that, I get an error saying the disk is too ...
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How to store Windows special files in an archive?

I occasionally like to back up my entire Windows system drive (currently Windows 10, but I don't feel like this is a version-specific question), such as when I replace it. I like to archive it all ...
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Creating disk image while Windows is active

I am used to creating disk images with Ghost, which I do with a Ghost CD that boots up by itself. That process takes about 20 minutes. I just started using a backup software called EaseUS, and that ...
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Any way to restore System Image backup in another partion?

I did backup of system in image from system backup and restore in windows 7. And I restored it but it replaced my old windows partition. I want to restore it to another partition. Anyway to do this? I ...
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Windows 10: restore system image backup to a different hdd?

So I made a system image to a USB hdd using these instructions: https://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-10/ I'm wondering if it's possible to restore to a different ...
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Fast restore of a Duplicati 2 backup

I have started using Duplicati 2 to backup my data to an external harddrive. So far, it seems like a very robust and secure way to backup personal data, and it is opensource on top of all ! However ...
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SSD Backup Restore

I recently repaired my pc and took a backup of the boot SSD to be safe. I had to uninstall some programs to get the pc working again so files have been removed from the SSD. Now I need to restore the ...
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How do I disable registry backup in Vista?

There are no such tasks in Task Scheduler, but C:\windows\config\regback folder occupies 100 MB of space and if I delete it, then it appears again.
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Unable to install windows 95 ( Need to access .qic backup disks)

I wish to read some old .qic backup disks which were made in Win95 or Win98. My reserve PC runs Windows XP and I have tried to install Win95 or Win98 on to its second hard drive. When I insert the ...
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Why is Windows Backup forcing me to include a non system drive?

I'm trying to update my backup image, which should only includes the C drive.... except now Windows backup is forcing me to include my D drive and labeling it as a system drive, even though it doesn't ...
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A way to initiate Windows image backup with Task scheduler?

Windows has a built in image backup (disk image)(system image) tool. How can I initiate it to take a backup to a certain location automatically with task scheduler? If I could create a bat file then I ...
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Backup USB Drive with windows backup

I use an external SSD (SSD in mount case) for swap use. I, however, mostly use it for home use. The problem is that windows update won't allow me to add this device to file history, although he's is ...