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#1 D-nic

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:08 AM

Hey guys i have to reload alot of computers weekly and a lot of the people want me to save their files and i get very bothersome to have to search for each file type so do yall know of a program to search the computer for the files for you

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:57 AM

Try Google Desktop Search or Windows Desktop Search

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:19 PM

Most saved files are in the My Documents folders
Some are in special folders that programs install (like Quicken, TurboTax, etc)
Others are in email clients.
Finally, a lot of folks save stuff on their Desktops

At work we just save the personal stuff out of the profiles in the Documents and Settings folder (minus the Windows stuff that isn't needed). This includes the All Users profile so that we save any Shared Documents. Then we look for the email and the special stuff that the user wants saved.

But all of this is predicated on the fact that we're going to make a DVD for the customer - so it's best to keep the size down. If size isn't an issue, you can image the hard drive and use an image explorer to extract the data at your leisure. Tnis will also provide a 100% backup of the system "in case" the user forgets something vital.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:09 AM

thanks for the help i think ill start imaging the hard drive so they can get what they want




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