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What Files Are Best To Backup?


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#1 deanpcmad

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 10:27 AM

Hey,

I am currently setting a schedule up to backup my PC once a week, but I don't know what to back up!
I have selected the 'Documents and Settings folder' as this PC has multiple users.
The PC I am using now will be used for Gaming and game saves are always happening!

What files/folders SHOULD I backup? And, is once a week a good amount of time?

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 01:01 PM

Hi deanpcmad.

Use user (separate logon) has it's own "My Documents" that needs to be backed up. You will see each user's configuration folders in:
C:\Documents and Settings

These folders contain a lot more than just the "My Documents" contents for each user. In there is many XP configuration settings for IE, OE email, the Desktop settings, etc., etc.

There are many freeware backup programs, but you need to make sure they work properly and save all the different user's settings.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-diffe...backup-data.htm

Search for "File/Folder Utilities" in:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html




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