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User Info: itachi00

itachi00
2 years ago#1
Hi I was wondering if I chose my external harddrive to save my backup will it format everything on that drive?
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User Info: Shub

Shub
2 years ago#2
It depends on the software you're using. In most cases though, it shouldn't mess with existing data.
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User Info: voldothegr8

voldothegr8
2 years ago#3
I just copy and paste my user profile to an external and that certainly doesn't require any formatting. Some programs make you do it and others don't. I know Windows server backup makes you but I'm not sure about Windows 7/8 backup, I've never used it.
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User Info: lost_within

lost_within
2 years ago#4
voldothegr8 posted...
I just copy and paste my user profile to an external and that certainly doesn't require any formatting. Some programs make you do it and others don't. I know Windows server backup makes you but I'm not sure about Windows 7/8 backup, I've never used it.


The built in backup for windows 7/8 does not make you format the destination drive when you make the back up.
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User Info: itachi00

itachi00
2 years ago#5
Can i use restore on a different pc?
Also where can i see how big the back up is gonna be? Should the dest drive be in nyfs or fat32?
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