Windows 10: What exactly does Backup do? Solved

  1.    03 Dec 2015 #1

    What exactly does Backup do?


    I am puzzled by the term backup when you go to Settings > Backup.
    I have a folder on my NAS defined as my backup drive.
    I have set the time interval to every ten minutes until I am sure of what is being backed up.

    Does the backup process store MY files as opposed to WIN 10 files in that folder and could be used to restore them if I had to re-install Win 10?

    If so where does it backup a full image of the C drive?

    PC / Win10 Pro / digitally entitled 1511.
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       03 Dec 2015 #2

    MacNala said: View Post
    I am puzzled by the term backup when you go to Settings > Backup.
    I have a folder on my NAS defined as my backup drive.
    I have set the time interval to every ten minutes until I am sure of what is being backed up.

    Does the backup process store MY files as opposed to WIN 10 files in that folder and could be used to restore them if I had to re-install Win 10?

    If so where does it backup a full image of the C drive?

    PC / Win10 Pro / digitally entitled 1511.
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  3.    03 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks I forgot about that.
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       03 Dec 2015 #4

    MacNala said: View Post
    Thanks I forgot about that.
    No problem, it happens to all of us! You might want to look into a third party backup solution for sys images. Not pushing anything, but a lot of us here use Macrium Reflect or Acronis. A lot more flexible, there are free versions. Your choice.
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  5.    04 Dec 2015 #5

    I appreciate the suggestion.
    I have been for a long time a user of DriveSnapshot.de which gives me an image which is searchable as well as restore itself. I was really not thinking about that but trying to see if Windows 10 would replace that.
    Apparently not, as a user of Virtualbox, Windows 10 complains about "sparse" files in the virtual disks.
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