Windows 10: How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder?

Discus and support How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just downloaded a sound replacement pack for a game (Terraria), containing 200~ replacements for the 400~ available sound effects. I want to backup... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MetalTxus, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. MetalTxus Win User

    How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder?


    I just downloaded a sound replacement pack for a game (Terraria), containing 200~ replacements for the 400~ available sound effects. I want to backup just the files to be replaced and I realized I don't know how.

    I could theoretically backup them one by one, checking their filenames, but I wanna believe there has to be a better way.

    I'm open to any type of solution as long as it works and is an improvement over the tedious way previously mentioned.

    :)
     
    MetalTxus, Jan 3, 2019
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  2. Frogger Win User

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder? :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 3, 2019
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  3. Windows automatic backups overwrote my files

    I am not aware of any backup process overwriting existing backup data without first asking the user for approval. How did you establish that this really happened? If there is any room for doubt then I suggest you do this:

    1. Log on under an admin account.
    2. Create a desktop shortcut for cmd.exe.
    3. Right-click it, then left-click Run as Administrator
    4. Accept the challenge. You will get a black frame.
    5. Type this command and press Enter. It assumes that E: is your backup drive.

      dir E:\ /s /a /b > "%UserProfile%\Desktop\Files.txt"
    6. Double-click the desktop file Files.txt. Examine it and check whether it contains any files that you believe to be lost. Post the result here.
     
    Frederik Long, Jan 3, 2019
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  4. Leen76 Win User

    How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder?

    Backup These Folders in File History

    My Pictures and My Videos folders are inside the My Documents folder. In File History all three folders are listed in the Backup These Folders list. Does this mean that because of this, files in Pictures and Videos are backuped twice? Once when backing up
    My Documents and once when backing up My Pictures and My Videos (included in My Documents)
     
    Leen76, Jan 3, 2019
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