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    Windows 10, Backup to external hard drive fails to complete

    I recently converted from Win 8.1 to Win 10 on a 64-bit system. It seems to run fine, but I cannot backup to an external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 with a USB 3 to SATA converter. Normal file access to that hard drive works OK. The backup operation begins and runs for about an hour. When it is done, I get a message that the backup failed to complete, but there is no error code or information why it failed.

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    Are you using the Windows backup utility ?

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    Many here favour 3rd party backup utilities.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...backup-program

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi Did the back up feature work before the up grade? I agree with Paul. I prefer a 3rd party image program. There are several freeware programs. Several here on the forum prefer Macrium Reflect! I'm not a big fan of the Windows back up feature. IMHO you will better served using a 3rd party image program.

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    You are having difficulty making a backup. Imagine what it would be like having difficulty restoring a backup !

    Because I regard my data as precious I paid for Acronis for my backups and have been delighted with its versatility and reliability over the years. I am also aware of several good free packages - your choice.

    Once you have everything in a decent image backup you have lots of possibilities such as:

    ► Restoring individual files
    ► Restoring all your files
    ► Recovering your operating system - say from a virus attack
    ► Cloning a new (replacement or larger) disk
    ► Recovering files to a different computer

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