Windows 10: What tools are needed to back up laptop to external HDD?

Discus and support What tools are needed to back up laptop to external HDD? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have acquired a hard drive enclosure for a hard drive from my former laptop and would like to proceed with using it to do a full back up of my laptop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Delly10, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Delly10 Win User

    What tools are needed to back up laptop to external HDD?


    I have acquired a hard drive enclosure for a hard drive from my former laptop and would like to proceed with using it to do a full back up of my laptop in case of a future crash. The question now is, what software is needed to do this?

    I've been doing some research here about it, and keep seeing references to Macrium. I had downloaded that before and then discovered that they wanted personal information that I didn't want to give out. I also read that it's a 30 day trial version, which would be good enough to allow me to do a backup, but I can't guarantee my laptop will also crash and need recovery within those 30 days. I'd like a program that will be there when it's needed. It would also stand to reason that the recovery program would have to be present on the backup drive in order to be used. I could be wrong about that.

    For simplicity's sake, would using the image backup feature in Windows 10 be good enough? Here's what it is and how to use it: How to Take a Full Backup of Windows 10 on an External Hard Drive

    :)
     
    Delly10, Oct 17, 2019
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  2. external HDD

    Hi,

    Usually, this problem occur due to software incompatibility or corrupted USB drivers. For us to better assist you, we would like to clarify the following:

    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • Which driver did you uninstall? Have you reinstall the driver? If yes, how did you reinstall the driver?
    • Have you check if the external HDD is visible in Device Manager?

    If the issue still persists after uninstalling some games, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter for hardware and devices. If you're using the latest Windows 10 version, follow these steps on how to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Click the Start button and select the Settings
      icon.
    • Choose Update & Security from the list.
    • Click Troubleshoot in the left pane of the window.
    • Under Find and fix other problems, select Hardware and Devices and click
      Run the troubleshooter.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Gerard Qui, Oct 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Kem Mon Win User
    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Oct 17, 2019
    #3
  4. SureshS2 Win User

    What tools are needed to back up laptop to external HDD?

    How to setup sync between external HDD and Laptop

    Hi,

    I would like to setup sync between external HDD and Laptop either manually or automatically to have backup.

    I am using Windows 10 Home. Could you please suggest suitable resolutions?
     
    SureshS2, Oct 17, 2019
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