If you clone a drive, it will make an exact
duplicate of the drive being cloned.
If the drive being cloned is messy, and fragmented, the clone will be messy, and fragmented.
Cloning is best used on a fresh install.
I clone my primary drive (C:) after a fresh install of the operating system, and then again, after I install, and set up all of my programs.
In my opinion, you should back up your personal files to CD, DVD, flash drive, or an external drive, at least
once a week.
I back up my personal files to an external drive, using Cobian Backup
.How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup