Backup and System Recovery in Windows 7
Windows 7 provides several backup options. This includes the "Windows Backup" to backup several selected files or folders, as well as the function "Create system image" that makes it possible to recover the complete system in an emergency.
The way backing up selected files works is similar to a complete backup with the exception of the step in which you manually define which folders are to be backed up. This option is reached in the Control Panel via "Backup your computer".
The destination of the backup is defined by clicking "Set up backup" in the next window.
In the next step, specify that you would like to choose the files to be backed up yourself.
A checkmark is used to select the elements in the computer tree that are to be backed up.
There is also the possibility to activate a schedule with which you can define an automatic backup for a specific recurring time.