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#1 Tierra93

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

Today I was backing up my computer onto DVDs and I've been trying to do it for hours. Then I noticed that the file sizes when going to properties in windows 10 didn't correlate at all with what windows 10 said it was transferring to the DVDs. It was at least 2.2 times larger when transferring to DVDs. Also, it no longer tells you when the DVD is full and needs another DVD. It just acts weird and won't open the DVD or give you properties or anything. Is there anything I should do to fix this - or is it totally windows mess? Thank you

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

Also, when both files on the windows properties and DVD state there should be enough room to add another file - it's not adding more files.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

What are you using to do the backup?

 

Secondarily, and just as significantly, why on earth would you elect to use DVDs for this purpose unless you have next to nothing on the system?   You can burn through $50 in DVDs quickly and for that price buy an external HDD that will hold far more data than those DVDs do.


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:37 PM

Hi britechguy,

Actaully I'm only backing up my documents and photos.

What do you mean what am I using to do the backup? I'm just sending files from documents or photos to the DVD drive. Am I supposed to be doing it differently?

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

OK, I'll start out by saying that I'm about to engage in some semantic hair splitting, but it does matter in some ways.

 

In most cases, the phrase "backing up my computer" implies that someone is taking a full system image (most likely) or making a full user data backup (supported by some backup software) and using something like Macrium Reflect, AOMEI Backupper, EaseUS To Do Backup, or similar utility to do it.  Though it is possible to do this to a collection of optical media, for most computers it would be an insane amount of effort and money in DVDs compared to using an external backup HDD.

 

Making select copies of select files is typically stated as "making backup copies of . . .," and you're definitely doing the latter.

 

If you could, can you post a screenshot of what some subset of the files you're dealing with look like under File Explorer when your disc drive is being viewed, then the same thing for the same subset of files where the burned DVD is being viewed.


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