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External Hard Drive Use Question

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#1 bolterdog


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:41 PM

I anticipate the need to take my daughters laptop in for repair. As this may take some time and she uses it for her school work, I would like to know if it is possible to back up her computer on an external hard drive and have her access it on my desktop while hers is out for repair. This also gives me the opportunity to back up all my desktop data and was wondering if it's possible to have one external hard drive do these 2 things. I'll leave it there for now as all the rest of my questions are based on if its possible to do what I want or not. Thanks.

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:35 PM

If you are backing up Mydocuments, Mypictures, Mymusic etc.. Then you can back up as many computers as you like just be sure to change the folder names to reflect the persons files it contains. Since both computer will be using the same default names if you don't change them they will overwrite eachother.
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