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Move system backup (bit copy) to another drive?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Update 1

    Move system backup (bit copy) to another drive?


    Hello,
    I created the system backup (bit copy) in my Win 8.1 Pro and saved it to my internal HDD.
    It is possible to move it now to another drive (e.g. to NAS)?
    I try to do this manually, but even though I can open the folder "WindowsImageBackup" and I see several saved files in included folders I cannot manipulate with them.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Control Panel > System and Maintenance> Backup and Restore. In the left pane, click on "Turn Off Schedule".
    From there you can delete or move the file.
    Ideally you should create a new backup file to another location or create an image backup file with something like Macrium Reflect(Free). This would be more secure.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Update 1


    Thank you very much for amazing quick answer.
    Although I don't see "Turn Off Schedule" option in left pane under "Backup and Restore", but I can manage my goal via new image (thank you for tip).
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