Windows 10: Backup a file or download

Discus and support Backup a file or download in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I got a notification saying that both my antivirus were turned off and so I did a scan and found threats but it didn't let me do the "start actions" so... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Kruezen, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Kruezen Win User

    Backup a file or download

    I got a notification saying that both my antivirus were turned off and so I did a scan and found threats but it didn't let me do the "start actions" so I contacted support and the person sent me a link that said "MSERT" and claimed it was an antivirus and I don't know if that is safe too. The person also said that it could be a malware so I need to factory reset my pc. By the way if you know how I can backup my Webroot antivirus so when I factory reset it is not gone and I can use it without having to download it again.

    Kruezen, Mar 9, 2021

  2. Downloaded files disappear

    When you download a file through any browser, there's an option somewhere to 'Open Containing Folder.'

    In Windows, to find a file you have downloaded...

    1. Open your personal folder by clicking the Start button and then clicking your user name at the top of the Start menu's right pane.
    2. Double-click one of the following folders:
      • Downloads
      • Documents
      • Pictures
      • Videos
      • Music

    If you do not see the file you are looking for, but know its file name, you can search for it by following these steps:
    To search for a file you have downloaded...

    1. Click the Start button
    2. Type all or part of the file name into the Search box.
      The file you are looking for will appear in the list of results.
    teachermark, Mar 9, 2021
  3. Geekoid Win User
    Using network hard drive for backup

    It depends what sort of backup you want to do. If you're happy just backing up regular files, then there are a bazillion (really, that many!) different bits of freeware to do that. There is a good list here:

    Download Back Up Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

    and pretty much all of them can do network backups. Some even have fancy options like encryption. Really, the most useful thing is just being able to schedule them and know they ran OK.

    You may also want to make a system image backup too, and you'll find that software in the very same list.

    I don't have Windows 8 as yet, so I'm afraid I can't suggest any for that platform. Personally, I use Clonezilla for image backups.
    Geekoid, Mar 9, 2021
  4. Backup a file or download

    Backup using file history

    Thanks Robeline

    I was going by other advice and articles that suggest that backing up under Update and security/backup is now the way to go. I will try your suggestion.

    DougWalsh1, Mar 9, 2021

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