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windows 7 back up

I have windows 7 and wish to back up drives C and D to an external hard disc with the W7 Back up software
I would like to be able to select which files are backed up from each drive but cannot see a way of doing this.
Also it seems that Drive D: is not backed up at all when I look for the files on the external Hard Drive.

Can anyone please advise me
Thank you

John
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honestman31Commented:
I'm Amusing you are using W& imaging .
There is no way to select which files to back up , you can select drivers ( Partitions or volume )
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Sorry I have lost that laptop for a day or so. Will come back later
Thanks
John
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jcimarronCommented:
johnhardy--Concerning backing up specific files, MS says  "Instead of selecting file types to back up, you can have Windows back up data files saved in libraries, on the desktop, and in default Windows folders, or you can choose specific libraries and folders to be backed up "
This is for Win7 and not for earlier versions of Windows.
See near the bottom here
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-your-files
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nobusCommented:
maybe the free Syncback is something for you : http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html
that will allow you to select files and folders
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Nobus
I am trying the Se Version but it does seems rather slow.

A Maxtor 5000XT v01 usb Device
Disc size 108
82 GB Free

Looks to take approx 2 hours +
Is  that reasonable?
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Jackie ManCommented:
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nobusCommented:
the first time it is slow -since it backups all the selected files
doing later the incremental one will be faster
if you want more speed, use eSata instead of usb2 - or direct coupled to Sata port
also- it is possible you have a failing disk, or usb device - did you test them?
max speed for usb2 = 480 Mb/s= approx 50 MByte/s
this means 28000/50 = 520 sec;  at Max speed; depending on the number of files, it can be +/- 2 hrs
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Very many thanks for all the answers. I decided to go with http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html
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nobusCommented:
tx for feedback
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