Windows Vista Forums

Vista Backup

  1. #1


    G.Mester Guest

    Vista Backup

    In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    folders only and not just file types ????


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    Well, if you want more granular backup options, its best you look to a third
    party solution or use the built in burning wizard and drag your files into
    an Explorer window then choose burn. Backup in Vista is trying to make
    things easy to backup and restore thats why it has such a rigid approach.
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    > In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    > folders only and not just file types ????


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    G.Mester Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    Is this likely to change in SP1 ? AT least Business/Ultimate Editions should
    enable a more versatile Backup approach ....



    "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23HSFVT2VIHA.1208@xxxxxx

    > Well, if you want more granular backup options, its best you look to a
    > third
    > party solution or use the built in burning wizard and drag your files into
    > an Explorer window then choose burn. Backup in Vista is trying to make
    > things easy to backup and restore thats why it has such a rigid approach.
    > --
    > Andre
    > Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    > My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    > http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    > "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    >> In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    >> folders only and not just file types ????
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    No
    --
    Andre
    Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4AD7B576-57D8-4EB5-817E-86A417BD9CFB@xxxxxx

    > Is this likely to change in SP1 ? AT least Business/Ultimate Editions
    > should enable a more versatile Backup approach ....
    >
    >
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]" <andred25@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23HSFVT2VIHA.1208@xxxxxx

    >> Well, if you want more granular backup options, its best you look to a
    >> third
    >> party solution or use the built in burning wizard and drag your files
    >> into
    >> an Explorer window then choose burn. Backup in Vista is trying to make
    >> things easy to backup and restore thats why it has such a rigid approach.
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Blog: http://adacosta.spaces.live.com
    >> My Vista Quickstart Guide:
    >> http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    >> "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    >>> In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    >>> folders only and not just file types ????
    >>
    >>
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    John Hanley Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    When I have needed to do what you are needing, I have used SyncToy which
    works well and is free:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    Hope this helps.

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    > In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    > folders only and not just file types ????

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    > In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    > folders only and not just file types ????

    You have to understand that when Microsoft plan to include any utilities in
    their OS, 3rd party manufacturers are already talking to lawyers re sending
    out a lawsuit.

    Look at Acronis TrueImage Workstation 9.1 for a backup solution that will
    fit your needs..

    --
    Mike Hall - MVP
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx





      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    > In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific folders only and not
    > just file types ????
    Do yourself a favor and get Acronis True Image.

    Does what you want and more. Well worth the price.

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...age/index.html


    -Michael


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    G.Mester Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    Thanks Guys. I personally use DriveSnapshot.


    "MICHAEL" <u158627_7@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:O1SldX4VIHA.5980@xxxxxx

    > "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    >> In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific
    >> folders only and not just file types ????
    >
    > Do yourself a favor and get Acronis True Image.
    >
    > Does what you want and more. Well worth the price.
    >
    > http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...age/index.html
    >
    >
    > -Michael

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Vista Backup

    Three more worthy mentions for file backups;

    http://www.cobian.se/
    Cobian Backup 8

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    SyncToy v1.4

    http://www.centered.com/
    Second Copy
    (not free)


    -Michael

    "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:02515EA0-3E2F-441B-899E-8B79C7E054C2@xxxxxx

    > Thanks Guys. I personally use DriveSnapshot.
    >
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_7@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:O1SldX4VIHA.5980@xxxxxx

    >> "G.Mester" <gmcinema@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:E60D8622-BBE8-4AC7-B175-651C88E1FC4D@xxxxxx

    >>> In "Backup and Restore Center" is there any way of backing up specific folders only and not
    >>> just file types ????
    >>
    >> Do yourself a favor and get Acronis True Image.
    >>
    >> Does what you want and more. Well worth the price.
    >>
    >> http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...age/index.html
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Vista Backup
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
best backup software for Vista Home Ultimate that will allow me toselect files and folders to backup and restore Vista performance & maintenance
Help with Windows Backup--Back Up Files & Complete PC Backup, Vista Ultimate Vista General
why Vista Backup utility dont make backup of aspx files? Vista General
Vista File Backup - Backup Files From A Share Regardless Of Locati Vista General
Backup/Restore using Vista Backup not recognising 2nd SATA drive Vista performance & maintenance