Windows 10: Backup saving more than requested


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       12 Mar 2018 #1

    Backup saving more than requested


    I have three physical hard drives on my computer. Backup is set to save things to Drive E, a physical disk different from Drive C. Despite changing the settings to include only my personal folder and Drive C, backup continues to back up physical Drive D (the box for that is UNchecked). I have tried a system repair and it still backs up the unwanted drive data. I couldn't spot anyone with a similar problem when I did a search. Anybody else seen this and know a fix or know better search terms to use to get to the fix? Running Windows 10 Home 64 bit.
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    Windows10 Home v. 1803 bld. 17134.112
       12 Mar 2018 #2

    Is this FileHistory or the Windows7 backup?
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2018 #3

    This is Windows 7 backup although I do have File History turned on too.
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  4. Posts : 33,851
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 Mar 2018 #4

    Since MS has published that the Windows 7 SIB has been deprecated, and no longer in development, you may want to consider switching backup software. The favorite among many here on Tenforums is Macrium Reflect. Free and easy to use. And much safer and flexible.

    Vendor link: Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free


    Tutorial link: Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5. Posts : 386
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.112
       12 Mar 2018 #5

    Yep - Macrium is the way to go. I tried windows backup under 8.1, I could never recover my system with one of MS backups. Don't look back "Macrium Reflect" !
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  6. Posts : 7,403
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       12 Mar 2018 #6

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    ... MS has published that the Windows 7 SIB has been deprecated...
    As...
    RWL said:
    Despite changing the settings to include only my personal folder and Drive C...
    I think the question is about backing up individual files and folders. It's not clear if the (optional) 'include a system image' was selected. Though your comments on looking for better alternatives are equally valid for the file backup function.

    While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.
    Setup Windows Backup in Windows 10
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