Windows 10: Backup a folder automatically and incrementally

  1.    12 Mar 2017 #1

    Backup a folder automatically and incrementally


    I have a folder, for example:

    C:\MASTER -> (A)

    that I want to backup to:


    I want to do it manually or automatically when I want.

    "C:\MASTER" must be always untouched by the software, but also the software but compare A and B folder to skip files and folder that are already on the destination (B).

    I don't want a "SYNC" tool because I don't want NEVER that folder B give its files (even its updated files) to A, never and never.

    I cannot use a "sync" software because I am afraid that I wrong something and I will compromise A but also many copy software are not useful for me... I need a software of backup that is free and updated but not a BIG and COMPLEX software because all I want is to backup a folder to another, smartly (otherwise I could use a software of copy or just the copy of W10).

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       12 Mar 2017 #2

    Hello Pipppero, :)

    If you like, you could set up Windows Backup to automatically backup that folder (and others if you like) incrementally to a location of your choice.

    Windows Backup - Set Up in Windows 10

    Another option, is to use File History to do the same.

    File History - Turn On or Off in Windows 10
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       12 Mar 2017 #3

    I use SyncToy from Microsoft. It has 3 different modes and the Echo Mode is what I use.

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    When you run it on the bottom of the page is a Preview button and will open a page and lists every thing it will do. It has a check mark by each item so you can uncheck something you may want to skip.

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  4.    12 Mar 2017 #4

    It's from Microsoft (both of your solution) so i cannot be happier.

    I will immediately check them.

    Echo seem easier but i must see.

    Thank you so much.
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  5.    14 Mar 2017 #5

    Synctoy met my taste and beat even more complex sw.

    But while synctoy is excellent for a job to do fastly and non continuative, i need also another sw that do what "Synkron" does (Synkron is not updated and i found a bug on it):

    - repetitive sync during the day
    - multiple tasks of sync
    - buckup of files updated
    - totally respect and security for the "master" folder

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