View Full Version : Backup for Windows 7 files not compressed etc

28-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Hi Guys

Does anyone know of any backup software for Windows 7 (free) that just copies the files as they are in their folders ?

Ie rather than compresing them all into one file ?

I like the idea of this as then the data can be put straight into another machine etc.

At the moment I do it manually using a few vbs scripts, but they are "home written" and very basic and do not work very well.


28-09-2010, 04:13 PM
just use xcopy.... or cobian if you don't like writing scripts. :2cents:

28-09-2010, 04:17 PM
Synctoy (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=C26EFA36-98E0-4EE9-A7C5-98D0592D8C52&displaylang=en) is now meant to work on W7 - you can set it to run backups one way if you want.

Edited: can confirm it Does work, just tried it over my LAN, :)

28-09-2010, 04:25 PM

Thru the advanced settings you enable delete destinations files if different to the source. Or you can copy the destination files onto the source if different. I use it to sync my internal and my external HDDs.

Does not work with W7 Systems Image folder.

28-09-2010, 05:01 PM
just use xcopy.... or cobian if you don't like writing scripts. :2cents:

I like writing scripts, I just can't write them properly 1

I used to use Dos Batch files, but that was as far as it went.

I'll check some of those options out thanks guys

29-09-2010, 11:18 AM
robocopy c:\ u:\backup /b /a /e /R:0 /W:0 /xj /eta /A-:RASHNT

Dont use Xcopy, it can crash out part way through a copy, especially with multi-nested dirctories (known bug)

robocopy sometimes needs that attrib reset switch at the end with Win7