Windows 10: Understanding Windows 10 backup

Discus and support Understanding Windows 10 backup in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Anticipating some significant changes to my desktop PC, I did a backup to my networked (if that's the correct term?) QNAP NAS. However, this left me... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by dogfonos, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. dogfonos Win User

    Understanding Windows 10 backup


    Anticipating some significant changes to my desktop PC, I did a backup to my networked (if that's the correct term?) QNAP NAS. However, this left me with a few questions so I'd really appreciate some explanations.

    I've backed up several times already to my NAS when using Windows 7 and this was my first 'proper' backup using W10 Pro (v1909) 32bit. When I opened Backup>More Options>Backup Options>Backup these folders, the first folder that appeared in the long list to be backed up was Users C:\ (why not C:\Users?). Great, that's what I wanted, but why then list lots more of my other folders that are all subfolders of C:\Users. What's the point in that? And note that not every subfolder of C:\Users was listed. In fact, no subfolders for the second PC user were listed at all and only some of the C:\Users\Public folders were listed. I guess I'm missing something here? Is there an explanation?

    During the backup process, the long list of subfolders remained visible under the Backup these folders heading except for the first entry in the list, User C:\, which had disappeared?!? Got me thinking that maybe not every subfolder of C:\Users had been backed up after all. After backup had run it's course, I checked the backed up folders on my NAS and found that none of the second user's folders had been backed up, neither had all the Public folders.

    I had logged on to my PC using my administrators account but I hadn't logged in to my Microsoft account - maybe that was the issue? Did I misunderstand something?

    Finally, I couldn't see any on-screen indication to inform me that a backup was in progress. Is there not some visual indicator or anything at all to show a backup is in progress?

    Apologies for the long post and thanks for your consideration.

    :)
     
    dogfonos, Sep 27, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 27, 2020
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  3. Scrizz Win User
    Windows 10

    no, you can't go back..
    I suggest creating a backup image of your os drive
     
    Scrizz, Sep 27, 2020
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  4. Monk.e83 Win User

    Understanding Windows 10 backup

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    Monk.e83, Sep 27, 2020
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