Backup

How to Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

System protection is a feature that allows you to undo unwanted system changes by being able to do a System Restore. System Restore enables users, in the event of a problem, to restore their computers to a previous state (restore point) without losing personal data files.

System Restore is enabled by default in Windows. If disabled, System Restore is turned off, and the System Restore Wizard cannot be accessed. The option to configure System Restore or create a restore point through System Protection is also disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable User Files Backup in Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to backup user files in Windows Backup for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Create a System Image in Windows 10

System image is a feature of Windows Backup included in Windows 10. A system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also include additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can’t choose individual items to restore.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to create a system image using Windows Backup for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Create a Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

After you have set up Windows Backup on your PC, you can manually create backups on demand.

This tutorial will show you how to manually create a Windows Backup on demand in Windows 10.

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How to Restore Files from Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

After you have set up Windows Backup and created backups, you will be able to restore files from these backups.

This tutorial will show you how to restore files from a Windows Backup in Windows 10.

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How to Manage Windows Backup Disk Space in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

After you have set up Windows Backup, you can manage how disk space is used by Windows Backup as needed. You can free up disk space by deleting previously created data file backups and system images.

This tutorial will show you how to manage how disk space is used by Windows Backup for data file backups and system images on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Turn On or Off Windows Backup Schedule in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

After you have set up Windows Backup, you can turn on or off running the backup on an automatic schedule as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off running Windows Backup on an automatic schedule for your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Change Settings for Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

After you have set up Windows Backup, you can make changes to these settings as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to change settings for Windows Backup on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Reset Windows Backup to Default in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

If after you set up Windows Backup, you could reset Windows Backup completely back to default if wanted.

This tutorial will show you to completely reset Windows Backup back to default in Windows 10.

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How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature (aka: Windows Backup) was originally included in Windows 7. It was deprecated in Windows 8 and removed in in Windows 8.1, but has been included in Windows 10.

While you can use Backup and Restore (Windows 7) to restore any Windows 7 backups on your Windows 10 PC, you can also use it to back up and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows Backup will backup all files in the libraries, folders, and drives you choose or let Windows choose. You will have a choice to include a system image in the backup. You can also choose to have these items be backed up on a regular schedule.

It’s always good to have a backup. Keep copies of your files on another drive in case something happens to the originals.

This tutorial will show you to set up Windows Backup to backup and restore files on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Add History to Context Menu in Windows 10

You can use File History to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to a location you select to save to. You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network. You can add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History.

Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files. For example, if you want to restore an older version of a file (even if it wasn’t deleted or lost), you can browse through a timeline, select the version you want, and restore it.

This tutorial will show you how to add History to the context menu of files and folders for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Sticky Notes allow you to create and save notes to the desktop of your Windows 10 PC and customize them in little ways through size and color.

In Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier, your Sticky Notes are stored in the StickyNotes.snt database file located in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes folder.

Starting in Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 and later, your Sticky Notes are now stored in the plum.sqlite database file located in the %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState folder.

If you like, you can backup your Sticky Notes, and be able to restore them to any account or Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your Sticky Notes to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

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How to Backup and Restore Windows Firewall Settings in Windows 10

Windows Firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your PC through the Internet or a network.

You can export (backup) and import (restore) your Windows Firewall settings. These settings would include Windows Firewall on or off for all network profiles, notification settings, allowed apps, and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security settings.

Importing (restoring) Windows Firewall settings from a backup will override and replace the current settings on the PC.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore Windows Firewall settings in Windows 10.

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How to Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 10

If you clean install Windows, you will need to install drivers for each device in the system. Some of these device drivers may no longer be available from the manufacturer, or you misplaced a backup of the driver installation file from the manufacturer.

It would be a good idea to back up your device drivers before doing a clean install to make it easy to restore any of these drivers as needed afterwards.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all 3rd party device drivers on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10

The taskbar includes the Start button, buttons for currently running tasks, pinned apps, custom toolbars, the notification area, and the system clock. Toolbars include Address, Links, Bing Search (if installed), Desktop, and other custom toolbars created by the user or by an application.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all of your taskbar toolbars in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove a Windows Backup and Restore context menu in Windows 10

The Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature in Windows 10 will allow you to select to let Windows choose or let you choose what to back up, and to browse and search your backup for files and folders to restore.

•If you select let Windows choose, Windows will back up data files saved in libraries, on the desktop, and in default Windows folders. Windows will also create a system image, which can be used to restore your computer if it stops working. These items will be backed up on a regular schedule.
•If you select let me choose, you can select libraries and folders, and whether to include a system image in the backup. The items you choose will be backed up on a regular schedule.

A system image is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. It can also include additional drives. A system image can be used to restore your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working; however, you can’t choose individual items to restore.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Windows Backup and Restore desktop context menu to quickly create, manage, and restore backups and create a system image in Windows 10.

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How to Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10

System Restore uses a feature called system protection that regularly creates and saves information about your PC’s drivers, programs, registry, system files, and settings as restore points.

Windows automatically creates restore points just before significant system events, such as the installation of desktop apps and new Windows Updates, if the last restore point is older than seven days and if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days. You can also create restore points manually at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to create an elevated task to automatically create a system restore point on schedule in Windows 10.

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How to Automatically Create System Restore Point at Startup in Windows 10

System Restore uses a feature called system protection that regularly creates and saves information about your PC’s drivers, programs, registry, system files, and settings as restore points.

Windows automatically creates restore points just before significant system events, such as the installation of desktop apps and new Windows Updates, if the last restore point is older than seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days. You can also create restore points manually at any time.

This tutorial will show you how to create an elevated task to automatically create a system restore point at startup in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable File History in Windows 10

File History was first introduced in Windows 8, and has been improved in Windows 10.

You can use File History to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to a location you select to save to. You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network. You can add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History.

Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable File History for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Delete Older Versions of File History in Windows 10

File History was first introduced in Windows 8, and has been improved in Windows 10.

You can use File History to automatically back up versions of your files on a schedule to a location you select to save to. You can select to save backups to an internal hard drive, externally connected drive (ex: USB drive), or you can save to a drive on a network. You can add, remove, and exclude folders to be backed up by File History.

Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files.

You can set how long you want to keep saved versions of your files backed up by File History before automatically being deleted.

You can also use File History Cleanup at any time to delete versions of files and folders older than a selected age, except the most recent version of a file or folder. All other files and folders, such as versions that were excluded or removed from your libraries, are also deleted from your File History.

This tutorial will show you how you to use File History Cleanup to delete older backed up versions of files and folders for your account in Windows 10.

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