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#1 gmobcc

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 03:44 PM

I was wondering if there is a backup utility that backs up your files to any media without putting them into a proprietary file format. In other words if you want to backup xyz.doc it will remain as xyz.doc in your backup media.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 06:12 PM

When you backup your files, all you're doing is copying them to a disk.
The file type should remain the same.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:34 PM

So what you are saying is that if you us say MS Backup to backup *.doc files the files will show up as *.doc files in your media??? :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:17 AM

It should.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:37 AM

Aparently you have never used MS Backup. It creates its own files which you have to restore using MS Backup again. I am thinking you are just guessing at the answer. Thanks but no thanks.
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:03 PM

If you have a CD burning application, why not simply use that?
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

If you have a CD burning application, why not simply use that?
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That's what I am using now but those don't come with a scheduler. I would like to schedule backups in the middle of the night but I cant do it with Roxio. Any ideas??
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:14 PM

I do my backups manually, so alas! I am of little help to you. I am sure another member can recommend such an application.
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:29 PM

try using acronis true image... although it isnt freeware it will le you schedule when you want your files backed up... i used it to copy my entire hard drive to a new hard drive that i installed incase i needed to restore anything and it worked fine for me

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 03:02 PM

try using acronis true image... although it isnt freeware it will le you schedule when you want your files backed up... i used it to copy my entire hard drive to a new hard drive that i installed incase i needed to restore anything and it worked fine for me

But does it backup files as is when using the automatic backups, no modifications to the file names. IE: if I backup Letter1.doc will it show in the backup media as Letter1.doc. Will I be able to use backup files as if they are still in the computer, etc.

If Acronis does not do this I might as well stick with MS Backup which is already installed in my computer.
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:23 PM

hmmm.... good question i will check and see and let you know what i have found out... its been awhile since i have backed up my system anyway




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