Windows 10: backup a file

Discus and support backup a file in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; backup does not automatically backup. I have to go to settings and do it manually every time i want a file backed up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by CharlesHonl, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. CharlesHonl Win User

    backup a file


    backup does not automatically backup. I have to go to settings and do it manually every time i want a file backed up

    :)
     
    CharlesHonl, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. 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, Sep 8, 2018
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  3. DougWalsh1 Win User
    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.

    Doug
     
    DougWalsh1, Sep 8, 2018
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  4. Sayan_Ghosh Win User

    backup a file

    Backup files

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    When you create a backup using Windows Backup, you should use the Restore Files wizard to restore the files. If you can't use the Restore Files wizard (for example, when you're using a computer that’s not running the current operating syatem) you can manually
    extract files from a backup by following these steps:

    • Open the location where your backup is saved.

      Note: The files in your backup are saved as zip files.
    • Right-click the backup file (a file with the Windows Backup icon and the name of your computer), and then click
      Open.


    To manually extract files that are larger than 200 MBs



    If a file is larger than 200 MBs, it will be split into multiple zip files. You will need to extract and then combine these files following these steps:

    • Open the location where your backup is saved.
    • Find the zip files that contain the file you want to extract. For example, if you're trying to extract a video file named
      My video, you would find the zip files that contain files with that name.
    • Create a folder on your desktop to extract the files to.
    Since the files all have the same name, you'll need to rename them as you extract them.

    • Extract the first file into the folder you created on your desktop and then rename the file.
    Repeat the below steps until you have extracted all of the files, making sure that you name them similarly. For example, if you have four files for the
    My video video, name them My video1, My video2,
    My video3, and My video4.

    • Open the Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type
      Command Prompt, and then, in the list of results, click
      Command Prompt
      .
    • Type the following command: copy /b filename*.file_extension new_filename.file_extension

      For example, copy /b My video*.avi
      My videoAll.avi

    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we woudl be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Sep 8, 2018
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