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This doesn't just apply to Windows. You can then restore these backup images using the Advanced Startup Options on Windows 8 or the System Recovery option on Windows 7. My main system drive (C:) is a 238 GB partition. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts MORE...

Is this normal? This backup is configured to contain all user files and a system image. windows-7 backup share|improve this question edited Jul 15 '12 at 17:34 asked Jul 15 '12 at 11:42 Henry Lee 137113 closed as too localized by Diogo, Indrek, Simon Sheehan, soandos, Gareth BATcher "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine." Abraham Lincoln Reply With Quote 2015-12-03,12:48 #4 jwitalka View Profile View Forum Posts

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but: Can I get rid of this file; What am I risking if I do; What else do I need to consider? Automatically everyday a backup is scheduled. For typical backups, you should just back up the files that are actually important to you.

If this is the case, the Windows system backup will back up both drives. No, create an account now. http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/ Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Lounge Windows General Windows Forum Why is my windows backup so large? System Image Backup Windows 10 All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Straight Dope Message Board > Main > General Questions Is it safe to delete 200+GB of "WindowsImageBackup"?

What kind of programs do that? Windows 10 System Image Size Thank you so much - I forgot about numerous jpg files and Flip videos I had. On a Mac, you can use Time Machine create and restore system image backups. Those are two completely different things...

I think default sector size is 4 KB, so if I have a file that is 1 KB it will still take 4 KB of physical space. Windows 7 Backup Password Register FAQ Calendar Go to Page... Acronis True Image 2016 can back up your entire computer, including your operating system, applications, and data, and then restore it to the existing computer, or even a completely separate computer. To my surprise, it's now mostly full - one folder taking up 206 GB of space!

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GuanaJan 9, 2016, 6:09 AM I ran a program to see what takes up most of my storage.I found out I have two of the windowsimagebackup files, both on around 80GB My System Specs Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Hewlett-Packard/G62-107SA Notebook OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz Motherboard How Big Is A System Image Connect with him on Google+. Windows Backup Vs System Image Last edited by BigT; 11-20-2011 at 09:23 AM..

Of course, if both drives can fit in your computer at once, you may be better off using a system imaging program to copy the contents of your hard drive directly Microsoft eventually restored the graphical option to make people happy, which is fine -- but they were right that most Windows users shouldn't use it. But am only using apprx 110GB of it. Last edited by Blakeyrat; 11-21-2011 at 05:58 PM.. System Image Windows 7

solved Better one big graphic card or 2 medium for a 3 monitor setup?? If your entire computer dies, you won't be able to just restore a system image that was created on another computer -- your Windows installation won't run properly on different hardware. Probably the latter. Sadly my own backup is running right now, so I can't really play around with it.

I opened up the backup centre thing, turned off the schedule and told it to delete everything. How To Backup Windows 10 Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X all have integrated ways to create system image backups. There's a very easy process that has to be done on every folder, subfolder, and file, starting from the WindowsImageBackup folder and moving downward.

WindowsImageBackup is created by Windows Backup and Restore.

If I keep my WindowsImageBackup folder (and perhaps copy it to to... Image Credit: Phillip Stewart on Flickr JOIN THE DISCUSSION (21 REPLIES) Got Feedback? New 21 Jun 2010 #1 Martha Guthrie View Profile View Forum Posts Newbie Join Date : Jun 2010 Posts : 3 Windows Vista Ultimate Local Time: 07:54 Why is my windowsimagebackup Macrium Reflect For example, let's say you want to upgrade your computer's hard drive -- maybe you're upgrading from a slower mechanical hard drive to a speedy solid-state drive.

If your hard drive crashes, you don't need an image of your installed Microsoft Office and Photoshop program files -- you can just reinstall these programs on a new Windows system. This might shine some light on your question. Fun, right? My System Specs Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number Hewlett-Packard/G62-107SA Notebook OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz Motherboard

Is it correct? The time now is 07:54. How?Hello, I just bought a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 - 64 bit. Why is the system image 300 GB (as reported by Windows backup)?

System image backups will capture files you can easily redownload and reinstall as well as files you don't care about. You can't control what is and isn't backed up -- you end up with an image containing everything on your hard drive. Good luck. Click on the Advanced button.

Failed to enumerate objects in the container. The tutorials area of the forum have good information on this topic. The above FAQ links open in a new window -- WIN -- Default Mobile Style Contact Us WindowsSecrets Web Hosting Top All times are GMT -5. What kind of integral is this?

A system imaging program looks at the hard drive, copying everything bit by bit. So while you can access the original files, you're barred from entering the backup directory! (You can hit "Continue" if you're an administrator.) The truth is, the folder is not empty Restore point? We will be here if you have further questions.

Very Frustrating. Let's look at what Windows Backup tells us first. So these are just backups of existing files? Backup and Restore Our Sites Site Links About Us Find Us Vista Forums Eight Forums Ten Forums Network Status Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies Windows 7 Forums is an independent

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