Re: All I want to do is backup my files!!!
Try 'driveimage xml' as a backup program.
On Fri, 11 May 2007 06:53:00 -0700, mos_72
>I have the same problem. Clearly the incremental backup does not work, which
>makes the whole damn thing pretty useless.
>> I as well went to do a backup of my files and yes I used the Vista default
>> selection. In addition I rushed through the screens (my bad) and didn't see
>> that Vistas default location was the hard drive. First off I can't
>> understand why the hard drive would be set as a default location. Most
>> people create backups to an external device for safe keeping which in my
>> humble opinion is only logical. I really miss the good 'ol days of Windows,
>> it was so much easier to undo problems behind the scenes. All these new
>> Windows O/S are just becoming increasingly cluttered with more gui's, data
>> encryption and software/program information splattered everywhere. Its
>> become a needle in a haystack but, I'm just old school that way and prefer
>> the KISS principle.
>> Anyway, I have a 120 GB hard disk that is partition d:recovery which is full
>> due to an assumption on my part while simply creating a backup. I already
>> have my recovery disks created and I just want to retrieve my disk space.
>> I've deleted the back files that were created but I didn't feel comfortable
>> removing the recovery partition. I don't know what other information is
>> contained on this partition. Can you offer any assistance? I've been
>> searching the posts and see others who've experienced the same problem but
>> I've only seen replies on what one should have done. I realize what I should
>> have done but its too late for that now. Next time I'll just copy my data
>> and paste it to my cd/dvd disk as I know what to expect from that function.
>> "AJR" wrote:
>> > First the age is not of value - the computer may have a system restore
>> > partition which reduces available space - you do not state HD size - and
>> > most important do not use the default Vista file selection, doing so may
>> > involve several gigs of data - select data to be back up.
>> > "Shannon" <Shannon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:0AF10C68-C2D7-4960-988D-5C3666D5EC35@microsoft.com...
>> > > How do I do a weekly backup, then incremental backups without filling my
>> > > harddrive!!!
>> > >
>> > > 1. Can I get the complete backup to overwrite the previous?
>> > > 2. My incremental backups are not any smaller.
>> > >
>> > > HELP!!! I'm close to going back to XP.
>> > >
>> > > --Shannon