MS Backup Tool (How to see size of backup files?)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by sunsetboulevard, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. I just used the new MS Backup Tool in Vista to do a complete backup of my

    All seems to be well; I am able to restore a document that I purposefully

    But when I go to the hard drive that holds the backup and navigate to the
    folder for the backup (Backup Set ...), it says the folder is empty with 0

    I'm sure that files are hidden somehow.

    How do I assure myself that there really are backup files in there and see
    their size?

    It would make a newbie sleep better at night.

    sunsetboulevard, Oct 19, 2007
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  2. I found a partial solution ...

    In folder options, I enabled "see hidden files/folders."

    Voila! There were my backup files all nicely zipped. It still doesn't show
    the size of the folders and subfolders. But at least now I can see them.

    Sorry for adding traffic; have a nice day!
    sunsetboulevard, Oct 19, 2007
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  3. sunsetboulevard

    TealMama Guest

    In Windows Explorer, Set "View" to details and then right click on the
    bar in the details window that shows Name, etc and select the details
    you want viewable (such as Size, rating, etc) or you can right click on
    the filename itself and select Properties. Either way will show you the
    size of your files.
    TealMama, Oct 19, 2007
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