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Crashing and backing up


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#1 Mr Binante

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 09:52 PM

I just recently crashed and, as we all do after reformatting, realized I wasn't nearly as backed up as I thought I was. Are there any good free backup programs I can use to prevent this from recurring in the future?


Thank you in advance for any help




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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:01 AM

Fabs Autobackup is a good free utility and will do the following.

Fab's Autobackup is a program wich allows users to backup and restore personal settings like emails, documents, internet browser bookmarks... You can use it as Windows PE plugin (developped for Bart's PE Builder) and as a standalone program for Windows.
Here are the items handled by the actual version 2.0 for backup and restoration:

My Documents folder
User's Windows desktop's content (Files, Shortcuts)
Internet Explorer's Favorites
Internet Explorer cookies (this option is available only with Win PE version)
Outlook Express messages and settings
Wab Adress Book (used by Outlook Express to store your contacts)
Office Outlook PST file (contains your messages, contacts...)
Windows Activation file (if you install Windows XP over 3 times, you won't have to phone MS to reactivate it)
Office XP/2003 activation files
Opera bookmarks, settings and cache
Mozilla Firefox bookmarks, settings and cache
Mozilla Thunderbird profiles
Rasphone.pbk file (internet dialup settings, except logins and passwords)
Windows fonts folder (usefull to keep special fonts)
TCP/IP parameters (only tested under Windows XP)


If you need more tools for say cloning your hdd check out Ultimate BootCD 4 Windows which has several freeware hdd cloning tools.

Lexux Backup
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#3 Mr Binante

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 04:17 AM

Thank you very much backup tool works great




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