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    Windows 7 backup question

    I have my drive backed up on Carbonite but I've also been experimenting with the built-in Windows 7 backup utility. Seems like a pretty decent tool to use and if I can get it to work right I might even cancel my Carbonite subscription. I am experiencing an oddity, however.

    Rather than letting Windows choose what to backup, I've manually selected one drive that contains my docs, my music, my videos and my pics. The backup file is LARGER than the original. Why would this be? Both drives are formatted NTFS. One person suggested it could just be differences between the two drives, one might have a larger block size or whatever. I thought this would not be the case if they were both formatted the same. Any thoughts?



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    Re: Windows 7 backup question

    Are you sure its not taking a drive image? Plus windows 7 takes advantage of shadow copy which keeps records of file changes so you can restore items from multiple days/weeks back.



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    Re: Windows 7 backup question

    I have it set to NOT take an image. But the shadow file makes sense to me. I wonder if that's it.



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