Windows 10: which Windows and Programs folder files do not need to be backed up?

Discus and support which Windows and Programs folder files do not need to be backed up? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I use Retrospect Professional to back up all my systems. I like that Retrospect retains old versions of files, not just the current version.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by x509, May 14, 2018.

  1. x509 Win User

    which Windows and Programs folder files do not need to be backed up?


    I use Retrospect Professional to back up all my systems. I like that Retrospect retains old versions of files, not just the current version. (http://www.retrospect.com). Highly recommended, btw.

    Here is my question. Rght now I have Retrospect set to back up all files on my C drive (on all systems), except for obvious temp files, hibernation and swap files, etc. The C drive contains just Windows and installed programs. I keep all user data, photos, music, etc., on other drives. Some nights I find Retrospect wanting to back up 3-5 or more GB. I know some of that is daily updates for things like AV signature updates.

    Are there folders that are used just for these kinds of daily updates? is it important that I back up the ProgramData folders? Any other folders that I can safely ignore?



    :)
     
  2. Amit(Kumar) Win User

    how do i delete duplicate files & folders

    Hello,

    I request you to reply for the following questions which will help us assist you better.

    • What do you mean by duplicate files & folders?
    • How did you get the duplicate files & folders?
    • Is it in your hard disk or external storage device?

    Please get back to us with the information.

    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), May 16, 2018
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  3. Frederik Long Win User
    You'll need administrator permission to delete this folder

    How exactly did the following folders get onto your external disk?

    • Program Files
    • Program Files (x86)
    • Windows
    What files do you see under E:\Windows\System32\Config? (assuming that E: is the external drive letter)

    What is the most recent date stamp you see in this folder?
     
    Frederik Long, May 16, 2018
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