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Windows 7 Backup or SyncToy

Before installing Windows 7, I had been using SyncToy to sync all my vital files to a backup external hard drive. Windows 7 has a built in backup utility though and I was wondering if maybe I should use that.

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"I was doing the exact same thing. I did also try Windows 7 Backup. The difference is that SyncToy (and its close relative SyncBack) store the files in exactly the same structure that you see on your computer. You can easily understand and copy the backed up files.

Windows 7 backup has a nice interface, and I think will let you do a full system restore from the backup location. However it seems to store the backed up files in a strange mess of folders and directories.

I would summarize as follows:

Synctoy/Syncback for file backup
Windows 7 Backup for system restoration"