Cannot Schedule Backups

  1. Posts : 9
    Win 10

    Cannot Schedule Backups

    Hi Forum,
    When I set up a daily backup, it does not occur.
    I can do a manual backup, and it works, but the automatic daily does not.
    I have daily selected, and keep forever.
    I have my pictures and videos set to be skipped.
    When I click on advanced settings, it says the File History is on, and the correct external hard drive is selected.
    When I click on System Image Backup at bottom left, it says that Windows Backup has not been set up.
    When I click on Set Up System Backup, it says that Express Zip Plus has expired, and prompts me to buy it.
    I never installed "Express Zip Plus", and am not even familiar with it.
    Why should I have to buy something for my new computer?
    Thank you!
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  2. VBs
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider

    File history is not same thing as System image backup.
    File history backups your files in background it doesn't make images of disk or partition.
    If you want to do system image backups it's best to use 3rd party backup tool (default windows image backup tool may work but it has been deprecated)
    for example Macrium Reflect Free
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  3. Posts : 9
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi VB,
    Thanks for the reply!
    I just want to make a backup that I can restore from on a regular basis. I think each week would be ideal.
    I don't care how it is done. Image or whatever.
    I can't imagine that the new latest and greatest Windows 10 cannot do this!
      My Computer

  4. linw's Avatar
    Posts : 1,908
    win 10 Insider

    Don't fight it - use Macrium as suggested. The free version is all you need and it will schedule and disk manage reliably.
      My Computers


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