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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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On a new PC with PCI 4.0 express SSD: Cloning or new install of Windows? Any performance differences? [closed]

I recently received a new laptop, my old one is really in a stage in which productive work is not possible anymore. The new laptop is equipped with an Nvidia GTX 4080 12 Gb and a 12900 processor and ...
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Create view-only backup and adding digital signature

I need to create a backup of a computer running Windows 10. Said backup needs to be read-only. I believe the program EaseUs allows that. If anyone can confirm, I’d appreciate it. I am used to Linux ...
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Backup and Restore in a HyperVM instance to a network share

I have an up-to-date Windows 10 HyperV instance stored on my SSD drive (C:), and I would like to use the 'Backup and Recovery' feature to store an image of the VM on my HDD (D:). Right-clicking on my ...
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Backup WSL folder to USB without logging in as administrator [duplicate]

I am trying to backup my complete WSL data to a USB drive; however, I'm running into a 7zip administrative rights problem when I do it simplistically (creating the zip with the same windows user that ...
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How to restore a backup from an bitlocker encrypted disk

I use the native Windows 11 backup app to make a full backup of my machine onto an external disk which is bitlocker secured. The backup tool i use is called "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" (...
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Rclone copy only if files are "fresh"

I run a simple script to perform an rclone copy to Google Drive of a RAMDisk each day, giving it the naming format of YYYYMMDD_name. This works great, but is a bit wasteful because I don't actually ...
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Driveimage xml hard drive copy after back up?

I started by trying to restore my system from a system image but later found out that didn’t include a copy of the actual operating system so that wasn’t helpful. Edited to add: I also tried to just ...
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Backup Window 10 to a folder of external drive

I have a C drive (SSD 1 TB) Installed with Windows 10 and an external D drive (HDD 8TB). I want to manually back up my whole C drive to a folder of D (The folder name might simply be the timestamp ...
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Why does system image backup of C drive fail in Windows 10 Pro?

I regularly take backup of my computer by creating system image of the C drive. I do so by going to Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore and clicking the "Create a system image&...
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How to clone a partition to another drive on Windows 10?

On my computer, I have my system partition (A:), and another partition (B:) that contains all my data. Both partitions are on separate HDD. I just want to backup B: partition without the system ...
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Backing Up Local Drive Image to Google Drive Without Cache Files

I'm looking to store a backup image of my local disk onto Google Drive for Desktop (GDD) using Windows 10 without the files being first cached on the local drive. GDD has an assigned drive letter. I ...
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Recover from Windows Update that killed boot up [closed]

I recently had a near death experience where my system wouldn't boot after a Windows Update. I was finally able to fix it but it made me realize next time I might not be so lucky. So questions: There ...
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How to keep from losing Normal.dotm?

Twice recently, my computer crashed while I had Word open. When restarting, it said something like "Do you want to reload Normal.dotm?". I said "OK" but was then told something ...
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Making Functional Robocopy Backup Script?

I cannot for the life of me get the thing to run on a new user laptop setup I'm working on. I'm hoping someone can help. I have been trying to search forums and YouTube videos but would really benefit ...
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Windows 7 Backup on Windows 10 can be used for Windows 10?

I would like to create full system backup, not just files. From what I see Windows 10 offers only Windows 7 Backup option for this. But what does Windows 7 Backup means in this case, can I only use ...
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How to set Windows backup filenames to incorporate my local timezone, rather than UTC? [duplicate]

Background: I've set my computer (Windows 10 Pro) to automatically back up a folder of my files every 10 minutes (and saved forever) to a network drive using Settings > Update & Security > ...
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How to manage the backup of users if i have to reinstall windows?

I have a computer with windows with two partitions. One for the system and another with a folder "Data", that has many subfolders and files, and I have about 10 users that has different ...
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Windows 7 reinstall MS shadow copy provider (swprv) while missing it's registry, no restore points and regsvr32 commands is not a way

I have a specific problem with Win 7 (along with thousands other users). My Windows 64 bit Service Pack 1 restore system doesn't work, I can't create a restore point in Windows Defence (Error ...
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Not able to create a system image - remote shared folder issue (Error code: 0x8078015B)

I am trying to create a system image of my Windows 10 device on an external hard drive, but facing this "remote shared folder" issue. (0x8078015B) The problem is - Backup is getting failed ...
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HDD SMART Recovery [duplicate]

I am performing data recovery on a HDD that has SMART failure. I need to get all the data copied off this disk. The disk contains a Windows C partition, that is all. I have many softwares and external ...
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Can Windows Restore use a file image stored in a interntal hdd?

I'm trying to upgrade my main SDD to a bigger one. So I have to save an image and restore it. I created a system image in my secondary HDD. Then I created a restore CD (and also a restore pen drive). ...
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How to (re)install a driver from an old windows backup ("system image")?

I deleted by mistake my Bluetooth driver (by checking the box "delete the driver software" while uninstalling). But I have a recent backup (system image). How can I reinstall my driver from ...
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Can Windows backup an entire drive?

I want to make a full backup of the entire drive in Windows, without third party tools. I looked at the 'Backup Image' feature, but it requires me to select the partitions, and it does not list my ...
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How to troubleshoot Windows 10 backup that fails silently

I've configured Windows 10 Backup to backup to a local disk, F:. The disk is formatted and empty, except for the folders that Backup has created. Windows says that nothing is backed up yet, but when ...
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Is making a restoration point on a new laptop a must-do thing?

According to this, I should do a restoration point of the system before any systems' and drivers' updates and app installation, so I can revert to this state later when needed. It even recommends ...
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Windows Backup failure creating system image

On a UEFI W10 computer Windows Backup fails to create a system image, there's some VSS (Volume Shadow Service) errors logged with detail "the requested system device could not be found". I ...
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Backup a hard drive and keep hardlinks in win10

I have 2 hard drives. Drive D used 802GB. C: 119GB Crucial_CT128MX100SSD1 (SATA (SSD)) D: 931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA ) Mother board: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-73PVM-S2H (Socket 775)...
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Robocopy issues with cloud files

I’d like Robocopy to copy all useful data from a Windows system drive, but, for some reason, robocopy doesn't know how to tell apart certain OneDrive files (I guess Google drive and iCloud may have ...
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Restore windows from drive that failed to boot

My ssd decided to stop booting. I tried windows repair from a USB boot drive without success. I did not want to reinstall windows on that drive, so I bought a second ssd and installed a fresh version ...
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Can't save system image using Windows 7 Backup onto D: drive

I have Windows 10 installed on a C: drive, and D: on a separate physical drive. When I go into Backup & Restore (Windows 7) > Change Settings, I see: A system image cannot be saved on this ...
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Windows 10 file history backup fails at starting with error 80070005 - why?

Since February 2021 the Windows file history backup hasn't been backing up anymore. Trying to restart it manually (using the corresponding control panel) would lead to the error "Failed to ...
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Migrate Windows10 Setup from old Notebook to new Notebook - best way?

In our business we have a notebook with Windows 10 and a quite complicated software setup running on it. Its about 7 years old, but the OS runs fine - things seem quite clean and the whole setup is ...
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How can a Windows system be backed up so that files on the backup medium are still readable without the backup software?

I use macOS and Linux almost exclusively. On those systems, it is possible, using various software, to create backups where the individual files on the backup medium are human-readable, i.e. the ...
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Any tricks to enable Windows-11 backup compression?

I've setup backups of my desktop machine to the network drive ("File History"). Unlike Windows-7 backup utility, which I can no longer use, Windows-10 backup does not compress the data, ...
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Windows 98 drive image

I have one PC with windows 98. It doesn't have USB or CD-Rom, but it has floppy drive and Network. I need to make drive image. Can I do it with Norton ghost ? I mean Norton ghost on floppy drive as ...
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Is there any way to access registry of a Windows back up? [duplicate]

The day before yesterday my hard drive has died (MBR could not be read; all attempts to recover it proved to be futile). All right, I was smart enough to back up all my data regularly (that included ...
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Windows Backup Error 0x81000019, A shadow copy could not be created

I am trying to backup a new Win10 install from an in place Win7 upgrade and getting error "Windows Backup Error 0x81000019, A shadow copy could not be created". I have a Recovery partition ...
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Acronis Vs Win10 Backup

I'm a long time user of Acronis for making saftey images and just upgraded to Win10. Win10 has an image backup feature and was wondering the advantages / disadvantages (reliability, ease of use, ...
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Is there a windows 10 equivalent for Apple Time Machine?

I made a machine for my mother who is not computer savvy. For that purpose I googled "Time Machine equivalent for windows" and found Genie Time line and really wasted my money on that... My ...
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How can I update the date of a renamed folder in batch?

The problem is when I start the script it will copy the folder and rename it and add the current date and time to the name. But while the script is running and changes in the folder were made it would ...
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how to import bookmarks for brave browser from windows.old folder?

i have reinstalled my OS. I have windows.old folder and need to import bookmarks for brave browser. Is it even there in the backup folder? or the brave's settings are lost after reinstalling?
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Back up the download folder on win10 in OneDrive

Seems that one drive could only backup "desktop" "documents" "photos", but not the "download" folder?
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How do I permanently disable the backup "Choose backup options" notification in Windows 10?

Since I've upgraded to Windows 10 version 2004, I'm getting this notification on every boot: Choose backup options to protect your pictures and documents Your device comes with built-in options to ...
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How to backup too many small files faster? [closed]

I'm trying to backup my SSD to an external HDD And even when my folder is less than 50Gb it has more than 400.000 files, I'm just copying the folder using Windows Explorer and it says it will take ...
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Can not mount VHDX file

I did a Image Backup of a Windows 10 PC (using the builtin disk image backup feature, called the Windows 7 backup, with system image). Later I tried to mount the resulting VHDX file, to access some ...
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Robocopy Long File Name

Windows 10 run in our users' company PCs, long path name errors appears to them while trying to transfer files from the PCs to the windows server 2016 Users do not want to Flatten the folder ...
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Flash Drive Multiple Partition For Backup

I'm trying do to something (experiment), I have 64 Gb flash drive and I break it to 3 sections. The first will be for Back up Files The second partition will be Create Restore Point (in case OS ...
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How to copy backup WSB(Windows server 2012 R2) from VMware ESXi 6.5 to?

We have dedicated server(located in datacentre) which is installed with ESXI 6.5 and we create VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. We are creating backups with Windows Server Backup feature and want to ...
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Where does Windows 10 store backups? Can backups delete other data?

I have 2 HDDs in my computer, D: (2TB) and F: (256GB). F: stores all my personal data which I want to back up to D:, just in case. Using the windows 10 backup, I specify that F: should be backed up to ...
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Location of Windows \@GMT Backups

My primary hard drive is Local Disk (C:). If I type this into my file explorer: \\localhost\C$\@GMT-2020.01.23-15.08.37 I get the contents of C: drive as they existed at 15:08 GMT. Is there any way ...
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