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How does windows system backup store the data on the destination harddrive?

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#1 gregaryb


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:07 AM

Does it do the 'photocopy' type thing like Norton Ghost or does it create an image file that can co-exist with other data on the destination hard drive?

Edited by hamluis, 22 October 2016 - 06:54 AM.
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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 02:07 PM

It creates a folder with a number of files on the drive you using to backup the image file.  Though I have never had any failures with Windows System Backup you may find that third party imaging programs provide better options. I am talking about Windows 7 System Image backup. Windows 10 File History may be different


Macrium Free  Does full system, differential and incremental backup


Aomei Backupper   Does full system and file backup, also differential and incremental backup


Easeus Todo Backup. Does full system and file backup, also differential and incremental backup

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 03:06 PM

Acronis True Image is a very good pay-for program; however, I recommend free to start; and there are many free programs.

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#4 MDD1963


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:46 PM

Any of the 3 listed above will do anything anyone would typically want.....


Each is easy to use.

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