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#1 Mo_

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:20 PM

I would like to backup some of my files on my computer to an external hard drive. Is extra software necessary? Or can I just move the files I would like to backup to the ext. HDD. My pc has also been recently cleaned and has no infections, so now would be an ideal time for me to backup some of the files on my HD.

Thanks, Mo

sorry if that was confusing but just want to backup some of my files not all of them

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

There are different ways to do this.

But the simple way is just to copy and paste the files you want to backup to the external drive.

No additional software is required.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:34 PM

is this recommended if I am only moving a selection of files?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:44 PM

that's fine if you just need to back up documents, pics and music, you wouldn't be able to back up your software like office, office docs yes but not the program itself. You can make an image of your hard drive and make a complete back up of the entire system, then if something disastrous happens to your windows or even your hard drive, you can restore the entire operating system to the state it was when you imaged the drive

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:45 PM

It is the method I use.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

k thats good then - I am not really looking to back up programs and if I need to I have saved alot of installer files, so thanks alot I will just copy and paste the,




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