How to backup a single file on windows 10?


  1. Posts : 3
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    How to backup a single file on windows 10?


    Hello I would like to know how to backup a single file, its a game save file, it does autosave every 10 min, but sometimes save file get corrupted, so i want to backup that save file as much as possible (every time it update or every few minutes, or at least every hour)

    So I would like my backup folder look like:

    savegame-31-05-2020-11:10:00
    savegame-31-05-2020-11:20:00
    savegame-31-05-2020-11:30:00
    savegame-31-05-2020-11:40:00

    Not just a single updated file, I want to have a file for every backup done

    Is there any free app to do this on Windows 10?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Just considering syncing files:
    Have you tried File History?
    Enable or Disable File History in Windows 10
    Over time, you'll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files.

    File History takes advantage of a feature built into the NTFS file system called the change journal to keep track of changes to files. Essentially, when any change is made to a file or folder on your hard disk, the change journal is updated with a description of the change and the name of the file or folder. So to determine which files need to be backed up, File History simply consults the NTFS change journal. Using the change journal is fast and efficient and won't use up a lot of system resources like running a conventional backup routine does.
    Some people have used this:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=15155

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  3. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    yep I tried windows file history but got many errors, also tried SyncToy, but I dont find any option to get multiple backup files, if the last backup save is corrupted I would lost many hours of game progress
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    I need coffee, where do the backup files go? In another partition on the same HDD? Onto an external usb HDD?
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    but sometimes save file get corrupted
    Havve you checked your disk for possible incipient failure? Run chkdsk?

    Or is that a problem with the game?

    From the fact that you want to back these up it sounds as if they are ok, but something corrupts them.

    You'll need a 3rd party solution from your response.
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  6. idgat's Avatar
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    RolandJS said:
    I need coffee, where do the backup files go? In another partition on the same HDD? Onto an external usb HDD?
    Wherever you direct the backup program to save the file(s).

    I use SyncBackFree and command line Robocopy
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    dalchina said:
    Havve you checked your disk for possible incipient failure? Run chkdsk?

    Or is that a problem with the game?

    From the fact that you want to back these up it sounds as if they are ok, but something corrupts them.

    You'll need a 3rd party solution from your response.
    Its a game problem and yeah Im looking for a 3rd party solution

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    RolandJS said:
    I need coffee, where do the backup files go? In another partition on the same HDD? Onto an external usb HDD?
    Idk, windows file history dosnt let me make a backup from any HDD,SSD, it says is not recognizable, thats why Im looking for a 3rd party software

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    idgat said:
    Wherever you direct the backup program to save the file(s).

    I use SyncBackFree and command line Robocopy
    Thanks SyncBackFree works really well using versioning mode, thats what I was exactly looking for
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  8. storageman's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 2004 19041.329
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    I believe ROBOCOPY is your answer. Give it a try.
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