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  1. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I have noticed that, for Windows 10 and its built in backup (File History), it has a rather bad bug.

    Basically, when you go to the Advanced Backup Options menu and it lists the backup folders that it will backup this whole mechanism is a mess.

    1) If you start removing those folders it will just close the menu and refuse to open again.
    2) If you manage to delete all the folders and add your own backup folders, after you click 'Backup Now' the screen exits and you cannot access it again
    3) If again you add your own backup folders the Windows Backup menu never remebers them and reverts back to its default list.

    How can I fix this or does anyone recommend another backup solution?

    Thanks.

    Ian.
    Last edited by Ryujingt3; 04-13-2016 at 06:35 AM.
    04-12-2016 11:06 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I have noticed that, for Windows 10 and its built in backup, it has a rather bad bug.

    Basically, when you go to the Advanced Backup Options menu and it lists the backup folders that it will backup this whole mechanism is a mess.

    1) If you start removing those folders it will just close the menu and refuse to open again.
    2) If you manage to delete all the folders and add your own backup folders, after you click 'Backup Now' the screen exits and you cannot access it again
    3) If again you add your own backup folders the Windows Backup menu never remebers them and reverts back to its default list.

    How can I fix this or does anyone recommend another backup solution?

    Thanks.

    Ian.
    What is it that you're trying to backup, where are you backing up and what size is it?
    04-12-2016 11:24 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    What is it that you're trying to backup, where are you backing up and what size is it?
    I am trying to backup my separate D: partition to a connected USB hard drive (1TB). The entire backup size is about 400GB or so.

    Thanks.
    04-13-2016 01:47 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I am trying to backup my separate D: partition to a connected USB hard drive (1TB). The entire backup size is about 400GB or so.

    Thanks.
    Can't you simply copy the files to the external hard disk?
    04-13-2016 02:48 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Essentially, yes. But it contains my music colle ction which I always update so I want a way to just back it all up regulalrly and automatically without having to think about it. Does that make sense?

    Thanks.

    Ian
    04-13-2016 03:27 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Essentially, yes. But it contains my music colle ction which I always update so I want a way to just back it all up regulalrly and automatically without having to think about it. Does that make sense?

    Thanks.

    Ian
    yes, it does actually. I was hoping that it would be something static. I'm afraid I'm out of devices. Could you try microsoft contact centres for more help? Do a chat with the technical team and see if they can help you out
    04-13-2016 04:03 AM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Can I just ask how they would be able to help me? I seem to have always had this issue with Windows 10, regardless of what USB device I use for the backup. This bug lead me to use the built in Dell Backup Solution but, ideally, I want to use Windows 10.

    Thanks.

    Ian
    04-13-2016 04:23 AM
  8. mtiede's Avatar
    I just use the file history instead. Seems more intuitive. Automatic and works for me to an external hard drive. And it is more fine grained.
    04-13-2016 05:08 AM
  9. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I just use the file history instead. Seems more intuitive. Automatic and works for me to an external hard drive. And it is more fine grained.
    Sorry, I apologise. I meant that this bug happens with the File History option. Can you replicate the bugs I have mentioned above?
    04-13-2016 06:35 AM
  10. excalibur1814's Avatar
    Xcopy?

    Right click the desktop, create a text file and enter the following: (Once finished change the filename from notepad.txt to backup. bat) (You'll have to have extensions set to show)

    Example:
    xcopy /c /h /g /r /s /k /e /d /j /y c:\Docs\*.* D:\Backup

    if it gets complicated with spaces within folder names you'll have to enclose each part with "c:\My Documents\Folder list\*.*"




    You can also add the shutdown option to shutdown the computer.
    04-13-2016 06:58 AM
  11. skcusime's Avatar
    What I use to keep a copy of my music files that constantly changing, is Synctoy, from Microsoft. It can do exactly what you want.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=15155
    04-13-2016 07:45 PM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Thanks eeryone for the suggestions.

    Synctoy sounds interesting. Right now I have to use the built in Dell backup tool to achieve my goal.

    Out of interest, can anyone else replicate the bugs I mentioned on their Windows 10 PC?

    Thanks.

    Ian
    04-14-2016 11:02 PM

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