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Is it safe to zip your user folder?


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#1 Robo11

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:04 PM

Hello Bleeping Computer! I have a pretty simple question.

 

I want to zip up my user folder (Its about 60 GB), and move it to a USB drive as a extra backup.

 

I don't see why it would harm anything doing so, but since its such a vital part of the system, I just want to make sure.

 

Thanks for the help :wink:



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#2 Mike.Tech

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:42 PM

I don't see a problem, and do this myself. However, I would clear the "C:\Users\yourname\appData\Local\Temp" folder, or at least check it for superfluous items. It's just a case of time to complete, and tidyness is all.

 

Incidentally, 7zip may make a smaller resultant file.


Edited by Mike.Tech, 16 June 2015 - 09:43 PM.


#3 Robo11

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 10:28 PM

Great, thanks. I will also take a look at 7zip :thumbup2:






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