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#1 KMCCAIN

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:17 PM

I understand that if my backup files are too large (for a CDRW 700MB), that I could do two backups, perhaps one named "backup of photos" (I have quite a few of these in my genealogy files). How do I do this? How do I put just photos, or just certain files, on one CD?

I need step by step help. I am using Windows XP Home.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:36 PM

That would be a workable solution. 2 CDs is not a bad option.
May be time to upgrade to a DVD-RW. The new DVD-RW have 8+gb of space.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 06:43 PM

But if I don't want to upgrade?? How do I split the files between two CDRWs?

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 06:51 PM

It really depends on the backup program you are using.

If it supports this, there will be a prompt that allows you to remove the first disk and replace it with the second one.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:15 PM

I am just using the Windows XP backup program. It does not allow me to insert a 2nd disk, just tells me that I need to delete "x" amt. of data to fit on one 700mb disk.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:28 PM

Hi KMCCAIN. Yes, you can do 2 separate backups that fit onto their own CDs. This is a really inconvenient solution, but perfectly typical of Microsoft "free" applications.

There are many freeware and shareware backup programs to be gotton, but read them carefully to see if they will allow "spanning" across multiple discs. You might even want to test the programs out on CD-RW discs to make sure they work properly before settling on any one program.

Remember that you should test each program's restore function to make sure the backups work properly. Just because a program reports that the backup was sucessful doesn't mean that it actually was ! Many people have been burned by this failure when they needed to restore the most urgently - but then it was too late.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:55 PM

If your Photos File isn't larger than 700MB, use the Let Me Choose What to Back Up option in the Windows Backup and Restore Wizard.
You can back up any combination of Folders or Files this way, just follow the instructions provided on the Items to Backup page.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:50 PM

If you have broadband try http://www.Xdrive.com/
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