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Can a time machine back up a windows pc?

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February 13, 2011 12:42:51 AM

Hello,
I recently installed a time machine for the rest of the families macs, but i am running Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be able to back up my files on the time machine. Is this right or am i missing something? The inyernet works well through the TC but not storage.
June 21, 2011 9:01:26 PM

shergold said:
Hello,
I recently installed a time machine for the rest of the families macs, but i am running Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be able to back up my files on the time machine. Is this right or am i missing something? The inyernet works well through the TC but not storage.



shergold,
Did you ever get an answer on this? I'm going to have a mix of a Mac and PC on my home network so I am wondering also if an Apple Time Capsule will back up both computers.

Thanks,
dousley
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
June 21, 2011 9:09:53 PM

According to Apple it just mounts as a networked drive, so any Windows backup software that works with networked drives ought to be OK.
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a b G Storage
July 7, 2011 8:39:19 PM

Don you mean Time Capsule? Time Machine is an application exclusive to Mac OS, it does not exists for Windows.

In order to get your Windows files backed up to Time Machine, all you need is a back up application. If Im not mistaken, Windows has a backup utility that could work.
July 27, 2011 11:09:25 PM

Nope, Windows 7 has inbuilt backup software that could do the job for you, no extra PC required.

here is the - link - to the article on how to set it up.

:-)
July 26, 2012 2:24:54 PM

There's a catch - Windows 7 HOME Edition does NOT have built in software to backup to a wireless device. That feature is only available in Windows 7 PRO.
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