Windows 10: Backup with system image failed because user files on 2nd drive

  1.    09 Oct 2015 #1

    Backup with system image failed because user files on 2nd drive


    Hi

    I have been trying to setup a scheduled backup (Windows 7 Backup and restore) on Windows 10. I want to include a system image of the C: drive as part of the back up and save it to the D: drive. However Windows wont let me save the image on the D: drive, I think because I moved the location of my user files to the D: drive to save space on my SSD.

    Does anyone know of a way to override or workaround this without having to move my files back to the C: drive?

    Thanks in advance.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 Oct 2015 #2

    Hi,

    D: drive. However Windows wont let me save the image on the D: drive, I think because I moved the location of my user files to the D: drive to save space on my SSD.
    Not that it's going to be very helpful but I do the same as you do yet Windows lets me backup to that drive issuing just a warning about the backup being on the same drive as the system. Other than that it just does its job.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    18 Oct 2015 #3

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Not that it's going to be very helpful but I do the same as you do yet Windows lets me backup to that drive issuing just a warning about the backup being on the same drive as the system. Other than that it just does its job.

    Cheers,
    Thanks fdegrove, but my back-up definitely failed. It's the option to include a system image that Windows objects to. I actually can make a separate system image manually but i could do with it being automated as my PC has much better memory!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    18 Oct 2015 #4

    Hi,

    By "User files" you mean which files exactly?
    In my case these are just the "Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos that I redirected to a D:\ partition on the same drive actually.

    Either way, if the drive is big enough can't you just create another partition by shrinking the existing one and let Windows do the backup to that location instead ?

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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