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  1. dustinwe1 Win User

    deleted and attempted manual backup to d:' filled it w windows files


    so if one were computer illiterate and deleted his recovery drive, D: then did a fresh install from scratch so i could activate tpm and file history again, pc did not have D: on, it had about 58mb of data left, which i asssumed would be program files. I could not do a back up as it wouldnot recognize drive. went to boot order set defaults from factory, the drive was in order there but still no, so i thought i would be smart and use file explorer to put windows backup copy files to D:. it quickly became full as i picked a wrong folder. password have changed up and went wonky so i made pass reset disk(i hope) and im afraid to reboot. there were issues startingnto happen a day before i made it worse, failed updates kb1809 tho i was running 1809 powershell critical alerts, etc what should I do (besides stop fixing it)?

    :)
     
    dustinwe1, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Backup software over lan

    Robocopy bat file and Task Scheduler is what I use to do exactly that.

    Robocopy will backup only changed files, and it is built into Windows, it just takes a little bat file writing.

    The bat file I use looks like this:
    Code: robocopy D:\Music "K:\Backup\C Drive\Documents" /MIR /B /w:5 /r:5 robocopy C:\Pictures "K:\Backup\C Drive\Pictures" /MIR /B /w:5 /r:5[/quote] With this the first directory is the source, the second is the destination, K: is a mapped drive to my backup server. You have to put the " marks around any directory with a space in it, otherwise you have to leave the " out.

    The /MIR command makes it so that when I delete a file from the source directory it will be deleted from the backup(this might not be ideal for your situation, you'll have to decide). It might be better to run a standard backup without the MIR switch, and then maybe make a manual one that you run everyone once in a while with the MIR switch to clear out the backup of files you've deleted once you are sure there isn't anything you need to restore. Also, this will not delete everything if the entire source directory isn't available(some people worry about that). If the source isn't available Robocopy will just not backup anything.
     
    newtekie1, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. Ryan Fra Win User
    All files deleted

    Hi,



    Backup files will not be affected if the Windows 10 upgrade was installed on the hard drive intended for the operating system. If a clean install was performed where the backup files was stored, then all files will be deleted.



    For Windows 10 upgrade, we can manually recover the files by searching for Windows.old. Here are the steps:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Go to Local Disk (Cdeleted and attempted manual backup to d:' filled it w windows files :).
    • Select Windows.old.
    • Select User then your Username.
    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Ryan Fra, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. Anusha Win User

    deleted and attempted manual backup to d:' filled it w windows files

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink deleted and attempted manual backup to d:' filled it w windows files ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Dec 6, 2018
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