Posted 08 July 2006 - 08:21 AM
This is the way I do it:
In the My Documents folder, I have a folder named Installers.
In the Installers folder, I have I, II & III.
(I try to limit the size of these folders to around 600MB. That way I can burn the whole folder to a disk when doing backups.)
In each of those folders, I have folders for each program; Firefox, Ad-aware, Spybot, Irfanview, etc....
In each of these folders, I have a folder for each version; Firebird v0.7, Firefox v0.8, Firefox v0.9, Firefox v0.9.2, etc...
In each of these folders, I put the installers, and a Notepad document.
In the Notepad document, I put all the important info about the program, that I copy & paste from the website, such as program name, version #, URL of the site, how to install/uninstall, system requirements, features, problems I've had with the program, etc...
Then you can burn each Installers folder, when you burn your back-up disks.
That way, if you ever have a problem with a newer version of a program, or have to reinstall your OS, you have all of your programs on disk, and ready to install.
No need to waste time re-downloading all of your programs (especially if you're on dial-up).
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