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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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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How does Windows10 Back up using File History work?

I'm using a mobile hard disk. When I start to back up, multiple "SO" folders are created in the mobile disk. And I noticed most of them have nothing in the "data" subdirectory. Is ...
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Any tricks to enable Windows-10 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 way to keep my backup for less than one month?

Is there a way to keep my backup for less than one month? There is no option for that in the backup menu.
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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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Auto-backup files that is a x days old

I have a hard disk that i need to backup.. the normal way to do that of course is to keep it connected and schadual the Windows filehistory to backup it every x days or hours but i'm worried of I have ...
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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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Backup and restore encrypted partitions (bitlocker)

TLDR: Can I restore hard drive's image to another hard drive if one or more partition is encrypted with bitlocker? Will bitlocker recovery key work on another hard drive or even another computer? ...
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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 from Windows 10 Image Backup

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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Robocopy command to copy updated files and long path names

I'm trying to write a robocopy command to copy from folders SR to DS. Folder DS might have files that already exist in Folder SR, but if Folder DS is updated, don't overwrite it. If folder/files ...
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Is there a way to clone a computer, create a duplicate (physical or virtual) and have the changes made on one instantly replicate to the other?

I guess what I'm looking for is a continuous data protection solution, but one that also has constant availability. So if one machine or the other were to fail for whatever reason, there wouldn't be ...
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Windows 7 - is it possible to create a “system image” on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)?

In Windows 7 - is it possible to create a "system image" on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)? The drive is big enough and the file system supports big enough files.
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Restoring a local Outlook calendar from a backup

Setup I have two devices: a Windows 10 laptop and an iPhone. Both contain (or contained) 3 calendars, synced between Outlook 2019 and iOS via iTunes for Windows and a USB cable. These calendars were ...
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Can FreeFileSync back up to directories named for day/week/month?

Can I configure FreeFileSYnc to backup to directories named for day/week/month? If so, how? I prefer full backups, rather than deltas, so would like that feature. As a bonus, can I run it as a ...
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Restoring Win 10 backup on another machine

On my current machine, I have two drives, both of which are in use. I made a backup using the builtin win 10 backup tool on an external drive. Can this backup be restored on a new machine running win ...
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How to backup a Windows system installation (no user data)

I am a bit confused by the backup utilities in Windows 10, and a bit scared of the fact that Windows ships with 3 different utilities (as far as I can tell). What's the difference between System ...
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Windows Server Backup 2016

I would like to do Full Server backup using the Windows Server Backup feature, but it always prompts Volumes larger than 1777216 megabytes cannot be protected. what does it means by cannot be ...
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Windows delete old backups

I have an external HD where 3 different system image backups by windows were created in some other laptop. Now I have a different PC and I want to free disk space by deleting 2 of 3 backups. All ...
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Why does my Robocopy always copy one file but not the other?

Trying to learn Robocopy for a basic backup plan, and I tried this in a bat file: @echo off echo "Hello World!" robocopy C:\Testfolder Z:\Testfolder pause where Z: is a network drive (a usb external ...
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Robocopy switches to make new copies of existing files?

This is for a very basic backup plan. Imagine that a full copy of c:/myfolder (and all its sub-folders) has already been created at d:/myfolder. Is it possible to use Robocopy as a daily/weekly job ...
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wbadmin crashes via command line

I'm trying to take system backup on Windows 8.1 Pro (EFI system partition + C:\ drive). It works perfectly well via Control panel however such command in command prompt fails: wbadmin start backup -...
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Back windows up with ability to keep most recent files

My issue is, Windows 10 would not boot. When I pushed it to safe mode, I saw a message saying We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer The loop didn't end ...
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How can I restore a weird Windows backup?

I need to restore some files that I saved about 5 years ago. Back then I created a backup with Windows, but I don't remember how or which Windows Version it was. All I have now are the files from the ...
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How can I get copied directory sizes using robocopy and copy to match?

I have been having trouble with the size of data on disk not being reported consistently the same. Robocopy log is ok but properties information gives different directory sizes. Recently I made a ...
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Naming Windows System Image

Is there a option to name/rename folder (actual image) that is created with "Backup and Restore\ Create a System image" when you backup your system. I'm unable to find any naming options. It appears ...
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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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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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