1.    31 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Education x64

    Whats the best way to backup my files?


    Along with my nice new shiny laptop with Windows 10 on it, I have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra drive with 2TB of space.

    What is the best way to backup all my files - should I use the WD Backup software or does Windows 10 have a backup solution built in that I can use?
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  2.    31 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Use: Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper
    They are both good and free.
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  3.    31 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Second Macrium Reflect Free. It has useful backup scheduling features and you can mount the disk image to recover individual files.
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  4.    31 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows10 Pro

    I was wondering the same question myself, I usually just copy all my files to an external HDD but was looking for a more automated process rather than having to do it manually.

    I tried the built in File History feature of Windows 10 but it's far from reliable, many files just do not get copied and after customising which folders I want backed up using the settings app if I launch file history using the control panel (instead of the settings app) it messes up my configuration by adding more unnecessary folders, even doubling up on some folders so that I get multiple backups!

    So I'm looking for a better solution, might give Macrium Reflect a try.
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  5.    31 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I use SyncBack SE. It's a step up from copying files and makes the whole process faster and efficient, especially with a lot of files to back up. It does cost a small amount of $ though. It works well in Win 10 and there's a trial option.
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  6.    31 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanata View Post
    I use SyncBack SE. It's a step up from copying files and makes the whole process faster and efficient, especially with a lot of files to back up. It does cost a small amount of $ though. It works well in Win 10 and there's a trial option.
    Awesome thanks, I'll try that out, I have 1 1/2 TB of data that I back up so if this is useful I'll consider purchasing it.

    Thanks
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