What Items Will Not Be Backup in a Windows Backup?

Does Windows Backup back up everything? If not, what items will not be backed up in a Windows Backup? Can anyone answer my question?

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Jane Zhou· Answered on Feb 27, 2023

Windows Backup offers two backup options: "Let Windows Choose" or "Let Me Choose." If you opt to choose the file and folders yourself, the following will not be backed up:

  • Files in the Recycle Bin;
  • Files in Windows System folders;
  • The files stored on hard drives formatted with the FAT file system;
  • Disks and partitions without drive letters;

Apart from that, it has some other limitations, such as no single-file restores, no cloud backups, the limited number of system images, etc. So, if you want to create backups for the items above or want to get more advanced backup features, you can opt for a professional backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup Home

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This all-in-one backup utility allows you to back up and restore your entire computer, including but not limited to videos, documents, audio, photos, etc. Plus, you can choose different options to create your backup, such as schedule backup, encrypted backup, incremental and differential backup, and so on.

Last but not least, once the backup is created, you can store it in different locations, like Cloud, NAS, local drives, and security zone.

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