By AOMEI / Last Updated August 1, 2019

WD SmartWare not backing up large files

"When I enable backup, there is a bar up and left saying copying files all the time and the thing is that it doesn't copy anything...". There have been quite a few similar problems reflected on the Internet. It seems that WD SmartWare has some limitations in backup.

  • The program doesn’t support Windows 10 until now.

  • It only takes a file by file copy but not programs, let alone operating system or the whole disk.

  • You are not able to back up files which are in use by other applications.

  • Some large files will not be backed up even, but it still consumes massive CPU resources. While part of users say that WD SmartWare does not back up new files/folders unless you rename them.

By this token, if you are a Windows 10 user; if backing up OS/disk is an important factor for you; if you don’t want to be interrupted during the process... employ AOMEI Backupper to have a try.

Back up with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper perfectly supports all Windows PC systems. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the compatibility if you just upgraded to Windows 10. This program is an all-in-one free backup and recovery software which is easier and faster for users even you are not a computer expert. First, let’s see how to do file backup easily with AOMEI Backupper.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2: Select File Backup.

File Backup

Step 3: Add file or folder according to your demands (Here is folder).

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Step 4: You can choose whether to back up subfolders or not.

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Tips: Under Filter settings, it’s possible to set inclusion or exclusion mask but only available in AOMEI Backupper Professional edition.

Step 5: Decide a destination then set Backup Options, Schedule or Scheme if you need. Click Start Backup for execution.

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Tips: The destination path can be local disks, external hard drives, removable USB flash drives or NAS. Compared with WD SmartWare, you’re able to back up files that are in use without interruption. Apart from file backup, AOMEI Backupper can realize system, partition or disk backup and clone as well. By the way, large files will not be missed definitely.