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Safe Way To Store Text For A Long Time


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#1 ofcourse

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 01:06 PM

I have some important text files.They are currently saved on windows 7 notepad files.I decided to backup and store them for long term.The size of my data is small (a couple of MBs).I will use CDs to store them.

 

My questions are:

 

1-Which file format is the safest one for storage?I mean safe from data corruption.

 

2-Which software should i use to burn my text files to CDs?

 

3-Other than those what should i do to store my text files safely?

 

Thanks in advance



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

CDs will work just fine for this type of backup.

 

If you are going to have the same software that you used to generate the text in the future, just use that.

 

As for Storage, the National Institute of Standards and Technology along with the Library of Congress has a ongoing study on DVD and CD for long time storage.  Most of this media if kept in a cool dark location will last upwards of five years without minor degradation.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

2-Which software should i use to burn my text files to CDs?


You may not need any special software.

If your computer has a cd drive, first insert the disk.

RIGHT click on the files you want to save to the CD.

Send to: DVD RW drive.

When you finish Send to there *should* be a blurb on the right hand side of the task bar saying you have files to write to CD.

You can then go through the process of getting them onto the cd.



After you do that to the documents




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