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Published on 08.24.09 by Brent Trahan

Change Where Backup and Restore Saves Backups

Learn how to change where Backup and Restore saves its backups in Windows 7.

Change Where Backup and Restore Saves Backups

  1. Open the Control Panel in the Start Menu.
  2. Open Backup and Restore in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Backup and Restore is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click Change settings at the bottom of the Backup section in the Backup and Restore window.


  4. Choose where you want to save the backups at and then click Next. Follow the rest of the wizard but don’t change any other settings.


If you need more information about where you can save backups, check out my guide on setting up Backup and Restore.

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2 Responses to “Change Where Backup and Restore Saves Backups”

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  1. anthony says:


    i cant find how you change the file path when saving backups.it only seems to let you put it on the root of the drive

  2. Will Poillion says:

    Yes…what anthony said..

    Why can I not backup to a location other than the root of the drive? You can on a network share…but not on an external drive?

    This is pretty retarded…

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