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#1 J.C.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:39 PM

Hi, just got a laptop with windows7 installed and I installed the MSOffice home and Student 2007 software. I have been trying to back up my file data on a usb drive (pen drive) but with this new system I am finding it difficult to backup.
I suppose I got used to XP way of doing things. Any help on how to, will be appreciated. Thanks guys.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:37 AM

Quote: "I am finding it difficult to backup"
Can you give more detail about what you experience when you try to do backups.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:25 AM

Hi, just got a laptop with windows7 installed and I installed the MSOffice home and Student 2007 software. I have been trying to back up my file data on a usb drive (pen drive) but with this new system I am finding it difficult to backup.



Plug the USB stick in and note the drive letter.
Start>all programs>maintainence>backup and restore>setup backup>follow the wizard

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:28 AM

For instance in windowsXP I used to select the file or folder and then go to 'Copy file to'. This opens a dialog box with various locations, one of which was 'Removable disk' which I used to select (in my case was the USB).
In windows7 there is no such thing or if there is its either in a different sequence or style.
I hope this gives you a clear picture of what I meant in the begining of this topic.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:57 AM

I notice that the Windows 7 help in Backup says that a USB won't be "used" as a possible resource unless it is 1GB or larger. Does your USB stick meet this criteria?

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:16 AM

Presently, I use a 4GB USB. I use it as I found its easier (not a heavy burden) to carry about plus for my personal files there is no need for a larger capacity.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:34 AM

J.C.
After you plug your USB stick in does it appear in Windows explorer?

In my Windows 7 if I click on a Folder or File I can go to the EDIT tab at the top of the screen and there is a "Copy to Folder" option - if I select that my USB appears.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:02 AM

Hi,
I must thank you both for your help, especially Aus Smithy. Your input was very handy. In the end I managed to do it by going into Documents and on the left hand side below Computer there it was 'Removeable Hardware'. I located the file, and it was a matter of 'drag and drop' file on to the Removable hardware (in my case the USB). Best regards to all.




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