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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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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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Restore Windows 10 system backup to Virtual Box

I have a Windows 10 System Backup on a network : I can see a few xml files with .vhdx file, how to I restore them in VirtualBox ?
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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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How to restore windows 10 image to external USB connected SSD

I have windows 10 image (backed up using: Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore (Windows 7)) , now I want to deploy this image on 20 SSDs to be installed later in 20 computers, I was ...
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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-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 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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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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