W7 Backup

  m800afc 13 Jun 11

I have an 80Gb SSD as my system (C) drive. At the moment there is 21.2Gb free of 74.4Gb. I tried to setup W7 Backup, but was astonished to read a message saying that the backup would need 303.7Gb of free disc space on the destination drive. What is going on that needs that much space? Surely there has got to be a less "hungry" way of making a backup.

  sunnystaines 13 Jun 11

what size partition are you setting the backup to

  m800afc 13 Jun 11

The destination drive (D) is 1Tb total. There is an unused partition (Z) which has 87.8Gb total free. I would have thought that files amounting to 53Gb total should fit onto a 87.8Gb partition. I am using W7 Pro.

  onthelimit1 13 Jun 11

If you use something like Paragon (free), that will compress the backup into much less (27Mb in my case).

  Zeppelyn 13 Jun 11

Have just checked my C drive backup and the folder size is approx 66% of total used on C using Windows 7 backup. When you first set it up it suggests the best backup location. Are you sure you have ticked just the C drive as by default it will include your libraries in the backup.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message