Re: Backing up individual folders and EXE files?
On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 05:16:02 -0700, Malke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I'm using Backup & Restore in Vista Home Premium x64 for easy backups.
>> There are however a couple issues with it.
>> First, is it possible to make Vista backup only individual folders?
>> Second, I have Backup & Restore set to making daily incremental backups of
>> all files (that can be selected in the wizard) on my C drive. Thing is, I
>> have folders with applications in the root of C. E.g. C:\Prog1, C:\Prog2,
>> etc... I had to retrieve backups a while back. You can only guess when all
>> other files where restored except the .exe files in C:\Prog1, C:\Prog2 and
>> so on. After reading around a bit I found out that B&R doesn't backup
>> executable files. Any way to get around this?
>The built-in Vista backup program is, as you've discovered, not very
>flexible. I suggest you use a different program. For simple backing up, I
>like Second Copy from www.centered.com. It is inexpensive ($29.95), will
>copied whatever you want to wherever you want, and does not put the copied
>files into a proprietary format. You would need to check to make sure it
>works on x64.
>Another great backup solution is to purchase Acronis True Image. The program
>can image your files and do incremental backups. I'm sure TI works on x64.
It can also backup any files/directories you choose... and it costs $5
less than Second Copy (I'm a long-time Second Copy user) at Newegg.