How to Back Up Windows® Media® Centre™?
Steps to be taken to backup files on your Windows Media Centre
Technically the Media center will stream live content only through Windows Media Center Extenders like the Xbox 360 Console, and on the computers it can be accessed only as recorded content and never live. Playback is possible only through the Media Center Extenders and any computer with the Windows Media Center version for running television. Therefore, it is a necessity to record and to create a backup of the files that you use on your Windows Media Center. You will need to do the following to ensure that you follow the right steps to create an effective backup of your files.
Disciplined backup is the essence of creating and maintaining a well-archived backup. The first one is using simple tools that are a part of Windows Media Center System Files to regularly create and update backup files. This needs to be reinforced with regular and effective maintenance techniques to have a complete set of backup files that you are using with your Windows Media Center Files. Let us now find out how to back up your Windows media centre:
- Tips to Backing Up Windows Media Center
- Scheduled Back Up
- Troubleshooting Back Up Issues
Tips to Backing Up Windows Media Center
Begin by going to the Control Panel and choosing the System and Maintenance option. Within this option is the Backup and Restore option that Windows Media Centre has built-in to ensure that you backup the files correctly. However, if you are running Backup for the first time then you will need to use the Set up Backup wizard to run and reach till the last window where you click on finish to end it. Next, when you need to backup your media files you have two options – one pre-prog the backup schedule and second to do the updating yourself. You can also back up your media center files with the help of an excellent application mcBackup. Extra files and folders, recordings and channel-line-ups can be easily backed up with the use of this application program.
Scheduled Back Up
Scheduled backup is the safest and the correct method to backup your files. When you run the Set up backup you can include the time each day ( for example at the end of the day, before shut down) and the system will automatically schedule the backup for you each day.
Ensure you never backup on the same hard disk where the System files are installed. Store the backup media like hard disks, CDs and DVDs securely. Preferably, encrypt them and store them in a fire-proof place, other than where your computer is located.
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