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Backup Plan: Store Windows Backups To A Network Location (Policy Editor)

Prevent backup to networking location If you use the built-in Windows backup, you can enable or disable backups to a network location if you’re on Windows 7 Pro and higher

 

Backing up your Windows 7 PC is important. Your data alongside your most important files are valuable and you should make sure to have recent backups on a 2nd hard drive. There are just so many cyber attacks going on, that it is impossible to keep your files safe. A backup plan is a good idea. Many prefer backing up to a network location in Windows 7, whereas others use a removable CD/DVD drive and USB drives for this purpose. If you want to know more about backing up to a network location follow the steps below

1. StepOpen up Local Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc in Run.

Type gpedit.msc in Run and press Enter

2. StepIn Local Group Policy Editor, go to the folloing location:

User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, Client, and double click Prevent backing up to network location.

Prevent backing up to network location

3. StepThis one is a bit tricky. To enable backup, select Disabled and to disable backup, select Enabled.

You can now use the built-in Windows backup to backup to a network location

Obviously, there are also many tools that allow you to backup files to a network location. For the best free tools read this guide

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Published: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 Last Modified: January 8, 2013

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