My weekly Windows 10 Back up - is taking HOURS and HOURS to complete-

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    My weekly Windows 10 Back up - is taking HOURS and HOURS to complete-

    Have been using windows back up - Windows 10 for sometime.
    Recently bought a larger 3TB drive and started a new back up.
    Up until recently - the weekly incremental back ups were completed in 10 minutes - although last weeks took quite a bit longer - several hours.
    Today - It started at 2pm as usual and at 11.30pm its only 21% completed and I am confused as to WHY.

    It seems as tho its copying everything from scratch again.
    I did have FILES and FOLDERS ticked but not sure if I need to do that so have unticked it.
    Would appreciate simple help as getting older and greyer and more confused lol.
    Thanks so much.
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    Has the pc been updated to 1803 as that would mean every windows file would have changed and there would be 20+gig of windows .old folder. If you havent updated it could be downloading it
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    Thread Starter

    Yes it did do that update this week so I need to delete my windows.old folder then. I have since unticked files and folders so I wonder if I try to update again if it will be quicker. Do I need to have files and folders checked?
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