Windows 10: Restoring backup from an external drive

Discus and support Restoring backup from an external drive in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello everyone! So I recently backed up my hard drive to an external drive before reinstalling Windows 10. Now that I am backed up, how can I restore... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/xnmvenom, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Restoring backup from an external drive


    Hello everyone!

    So I recently backed up my hard drive to an external drive before reinstalling Windows 10. Now that I am backed up, how can I restore the data back to its original place on my hard drive? Thank you in advance!

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    /u/xnmvenom, Nov 29, 2020
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  2. sumasage Win User

    Free hard drive backup/restore program?

    I am looking for a free (freeware) program that will back up and restore a hard drive. I'm looking to clone a few external hard drives. If the program will backup the used space instead of the whole drive this will be awesome! Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    sumasage, Nov 29, 2020
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  3. Free hard drive backup/restore program?

    Obviously you're looking for something besides your Xp Pro utility that does this?
     
    thoughtdisorder, Nov 29, 2020
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  4. glassrat1 Win User

    Restoring backup from an external drive

    backup and restore

    I thank every one that has replied to my post.

    Mark the external drive I use has been wiped & reformatted,

    there appears to be a backup on the drive after running a backup & image with Backup and restore Win 7 on Win 10

    sys in the control panel.

    but wile the backup is running it shuts down and says ( prep of one of volumes of the backup set it can not be accessed )

    It appears that the problem is in the prep of one of volumes of the backup set Not in the external backup drive.

    I did get one error stating that the external drive could not be found . ( but I found the error on the drive it says it

    could not find )
     
    glassrat1, Nov 29, 2020
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