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Aug 132011
 

How to use Windows 7’s Backup and Restore.w7back

 

 


Windows backup has come a long way over the years.

In Windows 7 the Backup and Restore function is a convenient way for the average users to backup their important files.

To open File backup go to: Control Panel > Backup and Restore

Get there quick: Press the Windows + R keys and type or copy/paste sdclt.exe

Next click Set up backup

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Choose where you want to save your backup and then click Next

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You can choose the first option if you desire but I prefer Let me choose

Then click Next

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In this example I’m going to backup all my Libraries and make a system image.

Choose what you want to backup and click Next

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Does everything look OK?

Windows choose a schedule for you. If you don’t like it or don’t want it scheduled click Change schedule.

When everything is to your liking click Save settings and run backup

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Your new backup and schedule are now in Back and Restore.

You can manually run it anytime from here.

This is also where you restore files.

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Better Alternative To File backup: Cobian Backup and SyncToy

 

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