Backup - differential or incremental - always backs up all music

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Michael Ray Brown, May 29, 2008.

  1. Every time I use the Windows backup utility, it backs up every music file on
    my system, even though that file has already been backed up in the set.
    This causes my backup to quickly mushroom into gargantuan proportions, as I
    perform a backup every day. The documentation on Windows backup is sketchy,
    and it doesn't say whether subsequent backups are differential or
    incremental. I have a feeling that every time I play a music file, Windows
    scans every file, and tries to update it with tags, thereby causing Windows
    backup to think it's new or changed. In other words, it seems to be pretty
    dumb about knowing what files have been changed, and errs on the side of
    caution. Is there a way to make sure Windows doesn't perform such redundant
    backups?
     
    Michael Ray Brown, May 29, 2008
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  2. Michael Ray Brown

    Bender Guest

    Maybe changing your music files to read only will work.
     
    Bender, May 29, 2008
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