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#1 Dennis the Menace

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 03:25 AM

Hopyfully someone out there has some experience with this.

I recently purchased Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 on a 4GB USB Drive (memory stick, thumb drive). What I would like to do is to make a backup copy of the drive for safe keeping. A process similar to making a copy of a software program CD/DVD for backup.

I have a spare 4GB memory stick on which to make the copy.

Can anyone provide detailed information on how to make this backup. Do I need to format the back-up drive as FAT-32 or whatever( I haven't looked yet as I wanted to get some information and advice first).

What program or utility would you recommend to make the copy?

Thank you all in advance for any and all input.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:06 AM

I would recommend creating an image of your drive using something like Acronis True Image or Symantec Ghost. It usually takes a short time and the recovery is really easy.

Make a new image each week or month. :thumbsup:

I hope this helps.


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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:20 PM

Am I being especially dense here? Surely it's just a bunch of files, probably not even on a bootable device.

You should be able to do a straight drag and drop copy somewhere else, or burn to a DVD, or zip/rar them into an archive.

Am I missing something that makes this special in some way?
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