Is it possible to set Windows 7 backup to replace files rather than update them?

Scott Kiefer October 24, 2012

Trying to remotely backup on a weekly schedule for data recovery in case of equipment failure. Do not want weekly appendages to original file set–just one complete file set per week, which is all by itself on the backup drive. Spotty connectivity and poor connection speeds preclude cloud use. Don’t seem to be able to set replace data, rather than append data, like is possible in XP.

  1. ha14
    October 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

    perhaps to you use sync software like allwaysync

    Replace the existing backup" : Windows Backup does not do this automatically. Instead, there is a provision for you on the Backup and Restore Control Panel to 'Manage Space'. You can use this to delete older backupsets.

    What backup settings should I use to maximize my disk space?

    How to Easy Backup Folders in Windows 7 using the Free Program SyncToy 2.1 from Microsoft [Tips & Tricks]

    • Muz RC
      November 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Thanks i also find how to this...

    • John Park
      January 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Change the Backup and Restore setting

      Backups are saved in this format:

      backup drive\computer name\Backup Set year-month-day time or
      C:\ashish\Backup Set 2013-01-03 111530

      For more information