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Windows 7 Backups

I am trying to create a backup for my laptop with the built in windows7 backup program.

I am backing up to an external hard drive with plenty of space.

The backup seems to get completed OK and a folder WindowImageBackup is created. However if select properties on the folder the size is zero bytes.

I tried to carry out a restore but get a message
There are no backups available at this location.

Any ideas please?
Many thanks
john
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks Panda
will have a go with another drive tomorrow.
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John
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that is why i always use a backup program that stores the backup in a zip format, or other format, readable by different programs
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Thanks for that info nobus
Any suggestions for that method?
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I carried out a W7 backup on another drive, this I normally use on another machine with XP and a LaCierHD.
Windows Image Backup is there but properties show a )zero size.

Most peculiar as it seems to backup and takes about 30 mins.
nobus

i use a genie backup for that
i'm not positive syncback free has this option, i need to check that    http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html
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Thanks

Would the genie be something like the software from http://www.secondcopy.com
nobus

i do,n't know - i'm not familiar with it
you have to install it, and see the options it gives for storage formats
johnhardy

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Thanks nobus
I noted your comment
i use a genie backup for that

Can you please let me know what this is and how one can see it?

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John
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Thanks very much for all the help.
I should be able to get a result from all the information I have now. At the moment the only backups I can get are copy and paste the files. Not sure of the effect in a problem.
Anyways thanks again.
John
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>>  At the moment the only backups I can get are copy and paste the files.  <<  that is what i do for myself, but i have plenty of disk space and time...