1.    29 Aug 2017 #1
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    Find files that are NOT backed up ?


    I backed up my files to another drive and I think they are okay, but how can i check to be sure that they are all backed up okay and find those that aren't ?

    I moved some about, so I cannot just compare the directories exactly.
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  2.    29 Aug 2017 #2
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    You might possibly use a duplicate file finder program to do the comparison:
    E.g. Auslogics Duplicate file finder

    Best to use a competent backup program which supports verification and scheduling. There are free backup programs- doing that manually is inadvisable.
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  3.    29 Aug 2017 #3
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    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I use a backup program, TrueSafe, but when I move my files around ( to classify my photos ) it backs up the same files AGAIN, wasting space.
    So I want to know which files are not backed up and only copy them.
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  4.    29 Aug 2017 #4
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    I found an application in the Windows store that might work, called Backupcheck free.
    It's looks a bit old-fashioned, but sounds like it finds the un-backed-up files

    https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NTVJX0JMFN6
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  5.    29 Aug 2017 #5
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    Perhaps, one way to sniff out non-backed files is to use a file-sync program that compares source and target, and if set to mirror, will make the target the same as the source.
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  6.    29 Aug 2017 #6
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    No, I think mirroring is not what I want - The problem is that I copied a LOT of files to the backup, then moved them around in the Source, into subfolders etc. and added just a few new files ( I was categorising photos and adding some new ones ).

    I did not want to mirror the entire new Source structure, because that would duplicate and waste a LOT of backup space. I just want to copy over the few new files.
    So I needed to know which files in the Source were not stored somewhere in the Backup.

    Which that Backupchecker thing did.
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  7.    30 Aug 2017 #7
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    WalterCT, what url did you get backupchecker from? My googling returned too many unknown-to-me download sites.
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  8.    30 Aug 2017 #8
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    Hi Roland,

    I searched in the official Windows Store for check backup or something like that. Not even as many hits as I expected. (And how crap is that store in general. No way too search by stars even !)
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