1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Manchester UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2015 #1

    Back up


    I have just done a back up in win 10 and hoped it would have gone to a portable hard disk. It appeared to do so but now I am unable to find it anywhere it the disk. wonder where it has gone.


    jack
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       02 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Jack,

    Did you perform a "Windows Backup", "File History", "System Image", or used some 3rd party backup program?
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Manchester UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply. After using win 7 for ages I am still a bit of a novice with this recently downloaded Win 10.
    In this case I used the File History option and presumed I was sending it to a portable hard drive via a USB connection. On Checking I cannot file any folder or file that appears to be the back up.
    Jack
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       02 Sep 2015 #4

    File History saves your files in the Data folder in the selected local or network drive at the location below if needed to manually copy and paste them back to restore.

    (selected drive letter)\File History\(user-name)\(computer-name)\Data\C\Users

    File History - Restore Previous File Versions in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Manchester UK
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       04 Sep 2015 #5

    found it OK thanks for your help

    jack
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       04 Sep 2015 #6

    File History is not a full backup from which you could restore your system. IF that is what you want, you need to use a different option -- but since I don't use MS backup options, I don't know which one to suggest.

    My own preference is using Macrium Reflect (MR) which provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.
    What I recommend is the following:
    1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
    2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive
    3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

    NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive in only a few minutes.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,933
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       04 Sep 2015 #7

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    File History is not a full backup from which you could restore your system. IF that is what you want, you need to use a different option -- but since I don't use MS backup options, I don't know which one to suggest.

    My own preference is using Macrium Reflect (MR) which provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives.
    What I recommend is the following:
    1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
    2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive
    3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD

    NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive in only a few minutes.
    Mark, OK, and I believe I just did all that here (using an additional 1tb backup drive, MR, and put it on a dvd that is supposed to be bootable (bootable rescue media, ISO file on it). .. I am just trying to do what it says about and I am using my MR Trialk version to do it. Cliff M.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       04 Sep 2015 #8

    jacrien said: View Post
    found it OK thanks for your help

    jack
    You're most welcome Jack.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,933
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       04 Sep 2015 #9

    acmanten said: View Post
    Mark, OK, and I believe I just did all that here (using an additional 1tb backup drive, MR, and put it on a dvd that is supposed to be bootable (bootable rescue media, ISO file on it). .. I am just trying to do what it says about and I am using my MR Trialk version to do it. Cliff M.
    First time user of Marium today....

    Well yesterday, I download the trial version of Macrium, and today decided to try using it. I have a 1tb backup system that was not being using and it has a 931 mb drive in it. When trying macrium I just wanted to try cloning my Drive C; 931mb ,
    so today I used the Macrium software to clone (copy) my Drive C: Windows 10 system to the Drive G: (formatted). I sestup all the parameter as for the cloning and told it OK.

    It did all the cloning in 51 minutes, and please see the attached graphic showing. I clones c: to g:

    at least now - I know it all works for me, and I looked at all several of the files on G that were cloned.


    Thanks for all your knowledge ... experience .... time and assistance. best to all.. Cliff M.

    trying to do a repost with better info.
    I had to change the Drives to C and H
    please see below at the clone.
    I did this today... Cliff M.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,933
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       04 Sep 2015 #10

    acmanten said: View Post
    First time user of Macrium today....

    Well yesterday, I download the trial version of Macrium, and today decided to try using it. I have a 1tb backup system that was not being using and it has a 931 mb drive in it. When trying macrium I just wanted to try cloning my Drive C; 931mb ,
    so today I used the Macrium software to clone (copy) my Drive C: Windows 10 system to the Drive G: (formatted). I sestup all the parameter as for the cloning and told it OK.

    It did all the cloning in 51 minutes, and please see the attached graphic showing. I clones c: to g:

    at least now - I know it all works for me, and I looked at all several of the files on G that were cloned.


    Thanks for all your knowledge ... experience .... time and assistance. best to all.. Cliff M.

    trying to do a repost with better info.
    I had to change the Drives to C and H
    please see below at the clone.
    I did this today... Cliff M.
    Mark

    Tks for all the info you posted about Macrium... I will be using it later for my ssd.

    Cliff
    Last edited by acmanten; 04 Sep 2015 at 22:03.
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