"Blue Max" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks, Tim, I will look into that product. However, what a shame!
> Microsoft inevitable shoots themselves in the foot and forces users to
> third party products. The old backup was basic, but pretty decent. Using
> this little gem, it appears that I can't even do a quick backup of a
> critical project folder nor can I make a backup of several folders to a
> device that doesn't have enough room to backup all folders. What a cryin'
> "Tim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Blue Max wrote:
>>> Isn't there a way to get the old backup interface? The default backup
>>> wizard is too inflexible and leaves the user in the dark as to what is
>>> happening. We don't know exactly what is being backed up or where! How
>>> do we get to an advanced interface for the Windows Vista Backup so that
>>> we can choose specific drives, folders, and files and specify where they
>>> will be backed up, etcetera?
>> Nope...I want the "old backup interface" as well. You need to go 3rd
>> party to get that functionality. Many people here like Acronis True
>> Image. You can check it out at www.acronis.com.
1. You really should not backup to the same physical disk as your C: or D:
drive; that would not be an independent backup location; Automatic Backup
will not allow you to backup to the C: drive. The D: drive (provided by
your computer manufacturer, not Windows) is not intended to be the backup
location; it is not big enough anyway.
2. I tried the backup to DVD route, but it is too cumbersome and takes too
many discs with Automatic Backup.
3. You could use a tool like SyncToy to copy selected files to one or more
DVD's, but that is not Automatic.
4. I bought a separate, external 160 GB USB hard drive for about $60 for my
Automatic Backup location and that works very well for me.